News Now up to a dozen new COVID-19 cases reported Friday by Porcupine Health Unit SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021 (flickr.com) Make it 12 now: the number of new COVID-19 cases reported Friday in our region. On top of the two reported in the morning, the Porcupine Health Unit added ten more in the afternoon. The morning pair are in the Hearst-Hornepayne area, as are another two in the afternoon. And seven more cases are reported at Extendicare Kapuskasing. The last one is in Timmins. There have been 266 positive tests in the region during the pandemic.