SUDBURY -- The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in the Hearst/Hornepayne area Oct. 25.

Both individuals are now self-isolating and were exposed through contact with a known case.

There are currently six active cases in the PHU district.

Five of the last seven cases reported by the PHU have come from the area of Hearst/Hornepayne.

As of Oct. 18. the PHU advised they will no longer be sharing the age range of the individuals who are confirmed positive cases and the testing date to protect privacy and confidentiality.

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 PHU at 705-267-1181 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818.