News COVID-19 cases tick up to 346 in region SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Friday, Mar. 19th, 2021 For the first time in over a week, the Porcupine Health Unit has two new cases of COVID-19. One is in what it defines as the Hearst-Hornepayne area; the other in Timmins. How they got them is being investigated, as they go into self-isolation. Those two people represent cases 345 and 346 in the region since the pandemic arrived.