Our region is within touching distance of the 500 mark of COVID-19 cases since the outset of the pandemic.

The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting eight new cases today, for a total of 498. Ninety-five are currently active.

Two of the new cases are somewhere between Smooth Rock Falls and Matheson.  The other six are in Timmins.  Seven of those people came into contact with another case. The other one is part of an outbreak.

BY THE NUMBERS

89,059 tests

498 positive

95 currently active

378 recovered

25 deaths

23,920 vaccine does administered

22,791 people vaccinated

-Source: Porcupine Health Unit, April 19, 2021