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‘We’re not out of the woods yet’ -PHU

There were no new positive cases of COVID-19 in the territory served by the Porcupine Health Unit on Saturday.

Chief nursing officer Chantal Riopel is quick to caution that the virus is still circulating. She adds that it doesn’t mean we can let up on hand-washing, physical distancing and staying home.

*Riopel zero positives “Having one day without a positive case does not mean we’re out of the woods at all.  We must continue to practice all of the precautions that we are recommending.”

So far, there have been 407 tests conducted by and for the health unit.  Twenty-nine were positive for the coronavirus; 332 were negative; and there are 46 pending tests. Five patients have recovered and two have died.

Riopel also confirms one case at the Monteith Correctional Centre and says the health unit is following up with the centre.

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