Second new COVID-19 case in Timmins confirmed in two days
SUDBURY -- Porcupine Health Unit has confirmed another new case of COVID-19 in Timmins, the second in two days.
This after the number of active cases was brought to zero on Monday.
The individual is isolating and public health is investigating how the person was exposed to the disease.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 108 cases confirmed and 106 resolved, including nine COVID-related deaths.
Public health will notify all close contacts directly, if you are not contacted, you are not considered a close contact.
"Regardless of an announcement of a case, everyone is reminded to stay home if they have symptoms and get tested," the health unit said.
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