News Another jump of 24 COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Saturday, May. 15th, 2021 UPDATE at 4:30pm: A further ten cases reported. Eight are in Timmins, two on the coast. Pandemic total so far is now 856. The coronavirus is proving to be relentless in Timmins and the region north and west of it. Twenty-four new COVID-19 cases are reported today by the Porcupine Health Unit. One is somewhere between Smooth Rock Falls and Matheson and 23 in Timmins. The total since the pandemic arrived last year is now 846.