News 152 + 7 = 159 cases now in PHU area SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Saturday, Jan. 9th, 2021 Timmins is by far the largest community in Porcupine Health Unit territory, so it figures that it would have the most cases of COVID-19. In fact, all seven of the new cases reported today are in the city. PHU says one is the result of “community exposure” — without specifying exactly where — and the other six were exposed to earlier reported cases. They’re all in self-isolation. That brings the total to 159 in the region. Twenty-eight of them were diagnosed since New Year’s.