News 15 new COVID-19 cases bring Porcupine Health Unit regional total to 556 SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Friday, Apr. 23rd, 2021 Timmins and the area between Smooth Rock Falls and Matheson continue to be the regional hot spots for COVID-19. Fifteen new cases are reported today by the Porcupine Health Unit. Twelve are in Timmins, the rest in the area defined as “Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls”. Eight are under investigation; three the result of contact with another case; two by community exposure and two as part of an outbreak. The total number since the pandemic arrived is now up to 556.