UPDATE: Nine more cases confirmed, for a total of 29 today.  Of the new nine, seven are in Timmins; the other two on the coast.  Running total now 822. There are now 203 currently active cases.

Just like that, we’ve blown through the 800 mark in COVID-19 diagnoses in the region.

Twenty new cases today put the Porcupine Health Unit’s record at 813 since the beginning of the pandemic.  Seventeen of the new ones are in Timmins; the other three in what the health unit calls the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls.

There are 194 cases currently active.


95,656 tests

813 positive

194 currently active

619 resolved

26 deaths

37,549 vaccines administered

36,207 people vaccinated


174 – Timmins

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

2 – Hudson Bay/James Bay coast

1 – Hearst/Hornepayne area

0 – Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam, Fauquier-Strickland area

-Source: Porcupine Health Unit, May 14, 2021