Peel Public Health has been notified of the first death in the Region of Peel related to COVID-19. The victim was a Brampton resident in his 70’s who was being treated at Brampton Civic Hospital.
“We are deeply saddened that a patient with COVID-19 has passed away at Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital, and our thoughts are with the patient’s family during this difficult time,” says Dr. Frank Martino, Interim President and CEO of William Osler Health System. “Osler staff and physicians are working tirelessly and taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients, teams, and the community. We are grateful for the continued support and cooperation of our community as we work together to fight the spread of COVID-19.”
“Any loss of life is certainly tragic, but especially so in the midst of these difficult times. Peel Public Health extends our deepest condolences to the family,” says Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health at the Region of Peel. “While physical distancing remains critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19, this tragic passing reminds us that we must remain socially together and supportive in spirit.”
As of March 31, there are a total number of 277 reported cases of COVID-19, with 101 cases in Brampton, 154 in Mississauga, and 16 in Caledon.
Peel Public Health asks all Peel residents to continue to practice physical distancing and take every precaution needed such as avoiding physical contact and keeping a safe distance of two metres or six feet apart from other people that you don’t live with.
Are you worried you have COVID-19 or that you might be at risk? Take this self-assessment from the government of Ontario here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
Read about the new Peel Memorial COVID-19 assessment centre, including symptoms and criteria for using it, here.
For further information on COVID-19, visit www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus.
To see current City of Brampton updates and FAQs on services and facility and programming closures, please visit www.brampton.ca/covid19.