Porcupine Health Unit reports new COVID-19 case
Someone whose permanent address is in the coverage area of the Porcupine Health Unit has tested positive for COVID-19, the area's 92nd case. (File)
SUDBURY -- Someone whose permanent address is in the coverage area of the Porcupine Health Unit has tested positive for COVID-19, the area's 92nd case.
But the health unit said Wednesday the person was tested outside of the area, and is currently self-isolating in the region where they were tested.
"Following provincial protocol, cases are reported and attributed to the health unit they reside in permanently," the health unit said in a news release. "The investigation is ongoing and close contacts will be identified and contacted by public health."
COVID-19 is circulating in our communities, the release said.
"We need to act as though exposure is probable and possible every day in every community regardless of case announcements."
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 online COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps.
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, we ask that you continue to follow public health measures:
- 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
- stay home and isolate if you have any symptoms
- practice two metres physical distancing
- wear a mask indoors and outdoors when physical distancing of two metres/six feet cannot be maintained with anyone outside your household.