Timmins man confirmed positive for COVID-19 after international travel
SUDBURY -- style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> A Timmins man in his 20s has been confirmed positive for COVID-19 following international travel, Porcupine Health Unit confirmed Friday.
It is the 74th positive case in the area that includes Timmins, Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Smooth Rock Falls.
The man was tested Aug. 31 and is in self-isolation.
"This individual has been following all of the public health recommendations for international travel and remains asymptomatic in self-isolation at home," the health unit said in a news release.
This is the only current active case in the Timmins area after the last case was resolved on Aug. 29. Within northeastern Ontario, there have been 253 positive cases and 250 have been resolved, including 12 deaths.
Currently, there is also an active case in Sault Ste. Marie and in the Sudbury District.
If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first, self-isolate and 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.