UPDATE AT 4:00pm: Another nine positive test results for a total of 17 today, all in Timmins.  The running total is now 721.

After passing the 700 mark in COVID-19 cases yesterday, the Porcupine health Unit is adding eight more cases today, bringing the total so far to 712.

All eight of the cases are in Timmins, broken down into seven from coming into contact with another case, and one under investigation for its origin.

On weekends, PHU does not update the number of currently active cases or testing numbers.