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News Release: March 31, 2020

Death in Peel related to COVID-19

Brampton, ON (April 2, 2020) – Peel Public Health extends condolences to the family of a deceased Brampton man in his 60s that passed away at Brampton Civic Hospital on Tuesday April 2 due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. The deceased resident acquired COVID-19 through a close household contact.

"In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, our thoughts go out to this resident's family and friends at a time when words can do little to console the pain of losing a loved one," said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health at Peel Public Health.

"This tragic passing in our community reminds all of us that we must take decisive action to stay home as much as possible," continues Dr. Loh. "By doing so, we will reduce the risk of transmission to those in our community that are vulnerable and slow the spread of COVID-19 to save lives."

Physical distancing remains critical to reducing in-person interactions and keeping ourselves and each other safe during this unprecedented time. Peel Public Health reminds residents to stay home if sick or returning to Canada from abroad in the last 14 days. We also recommend that residents stay home as much as possible, only making trips for essential reasons such as groceries, medications, healthcare, or exercise alone, with a pet or with someone from their household.

Peel Public Health staff continue to work to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents through contact tracing and directing people towards self-isolation for cases and their contacts. We continue to provide residents with information and guidance, and work with community partners to support everyone during these difficult times.

Media contacts

Lisa Dhillon
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4386

Jeff LeMoine
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 289-325-4700

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.