UPDATE AT 4:50pm: Two more cases added for a total of 31,  and 771 overall.  One is in Timmins; the other in “the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls.”

The Porcupine Health Unit region is obviously not following the provincial downward trend in COVID-19 infections. It reports another 29 today, for a running total of 769.  There are 165 cases that are currently active.

All but two of today’s new cases are in Timmins.  There is also one somewhere between Fauquier and Opasatika, and one between Smooth Rock Falls and Matheson.


95,477 tests

769 positive

165 currently active

26 deaths

36,384 vaccinations

35,046 people vaccinated


150 – Timmins

11 – Area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Smooth Rock Falls

2 – James Bay and Hudson Bay region

1 – Area of Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Fauquier-Strickland

1 – Area of Hearst, Hornepayne

-Source: Porcupine Health Unit, May 12, 2021