SUDBURY -- Porcupine Health Unit has confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Timmins Wednesday morning, after the number of active cases in the Cochrane District dropped to zero on Tuesday.

The point of exposure is still under investigation and the individual is self-isolating.

It is the district's 107th positive case after the previous 106 were resolved including nine COVID-related deaths. The last death occurred on Aug. 28, when a man in his 70s has died due to complications related to his COVID-19 infection.

Health officials will notify all close contacts directly, if you are not contacted by the health unit, you are not considered a close contact at risk.

"Regardless of an announcement of a case, everyone is reminded to stay home if they have symptoms and get tested," Porcupine Health Unit said in a news release Wednesday morning.

Residents are encouraged to complete the online self-assessment if they are experiencing symptoms.

The health unit recommends the following to reduce the risk of exposure to the disease:

  • Screen regularly for symptoms
  • Stay home and isolate if you have any symptoms
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Practice 2 metres physical distancing
  • Wear a mask in indoor public spaces
  • Wear a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet cannot be maintained with anyone outside your household