News COVID-19 cases in PHU area hit 131 SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2020 We’re ending the year of the pandemic with two new cases of COVID-19 in people who live in our region. The Porcupine Health Unit says one of them is in Timmins and the other is actually outside its area. They’re both in self-isolation. Those two bring the regional total to 130. NOTE: An earlier version of this story says there are three new cases. The Porcupine Health Unit has corrected that, revising the numbers to two cases and a total of 130.