News Three new COVID-19 cases in PHU area SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Sunday, Jan. 17th, 2021 UPDATE: Extendicare confirms that the new case in Kapuskasing is at its long term care home there. Our region hit the 170 mark in number of COVID-19 cases over the weekend. The Porcupine Health Unit reported three new cases on Sunday. One is part of an institutional outbreak in Kapuskasing, while the other two are somewhere between Hearst and Hornepayne. How they were contracted remains under investigation. All three patients are in self-isolation.