Porcupine Health Unit reports 93rd COVID case
A resident in the Hearst/Hornepayne area is the region's 93rd confirmed COVID-19 case, the Porcupine Health Unit reported Friday. (File)
SUDBURY -- A resident in the Hearst/Hornepayne area is the region's 93rd confirmed COVID-19 case, the Porcupine Health Unit reported Friday.
The source of infection is under investigation, the health unit said. The person is self-isolating at home.
"If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and complete the on-line COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps," the health unit said in a news release.
"If testing is required, seek testing through one of the assessment centres across Ontario. You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818."
To reduce the risk of exposure, the health unit advises residents to:
- 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.
- Practise two metres physical distancing.
- Wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
- Wear a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing of two metres/six feet cannot be maintained with anyone outside your household.
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.