A new year, a new case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit territory.

PHU says case number 131 is in the region of the James and Hudson Bay coasts.  How that person contracted the virus is not yet determined.

It’s also possible that they exposed people to the virus on an Air Creebec flight last Monday, December 28th.

It left Timmins that morning just after nine o’clock en route to Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan  and Peawanuck. If you were a passenger, you’re asked to go into isolation and contact the health unit.

UPDATE, SUN, JAN. 3, 4:50pm:  Case number 132 reported in Timmins.  Patient is in self-isolation. How he or she was exposed is under investigation.