News PHU adds 25 COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Thursday, Apr. 15th, 2021 Here’s a record the Porcupine Health Unit would rather not own: Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19. Here’s how they break down: Sixteen of them are in Timmins and the rest in what the health unit defines as the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls. Seven cases are due to contact with another case; one from community exposure and 17 are still under investigation. All 25 patients are in self-isolation. The regional total is now 448, with 64 currently active.