The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit’s catchment area since Friday morning has now increased to 28, but none of the three announced on Wednesday is located in Timmins.
All three of the new cases, attributed to an institutional outbreak, are located in the Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam, Fauquier and Strickland area.
Each of them is in self-isolation.
To date, there have now been 167 cases in the health unit’s catchment area since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March, with 27 of them remaining active.
Health unit statistics show 138 cases have now been resolved, with 129 having recovered and nine having passed away as a result of the disease.
Two of the cases are located outside of the region, and are not included in the health unit’s statistics.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 55,051 test has been administered in the region.
On Tuesday, Yves Poitras, principal of École secondaire catholique Thériault, responded to local social media chatter after the provincial database listing COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres indicated two students at Thériault had been confirmed as COVID-19 cases.