The first case of COVID-19 is being reported in the Kapuskasing area.

The Porcupine Health Unit says a person in their 20s or 30s who lives somewhere between Fauquier and Opasatika.

He or she is in self-isolation while the PHU looks into how they contracted the virus.

There’s also a new case in Timmins – someone in their 40s or 50s who was in contact with another positive case and has also gone into isolation.

The total now in the PHU region is 79.

BY THE NUMBERS

20,871 tests

79 positive

74 resolved

9 deaths

-Source: Porcupine Health Unit, September 17, 2020