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News Release: April 3, 2020

Two more deaths in Peel due to COVID-19

Brampton, ON (April 3, 2020) – Two men in their 70s, one from Brampton and one from Mississauga, have died from COVID-19. Both men were under the care of dedicated healthcare professionals at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Peel has now lost four residents during this pandemic.

"Losing a loved one is among the most tragic things anyone can experience," said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health at Peel Public Health. "But the grief of losing someone to a disease like this so suddenly is difficult for anyone to comprehend."

"Each life that is lost is a tragic reminder of what we all face today. But by taking individual action, we can help manage further spread and further tragedy," continued Dr. Loh. "Stay home. Only go out once a week for groceries or medicine. Stay two metres apart when you do go out. Do your part."

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 or healthcare. Exercise is important for all of us, but should be done alone, with a pet or with one other member from your household.

Updates on future fatalities caused by COVID-19 will be accessible on Peel Public Health's COVID-19 reporting page.

Residents can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in Peel by visiting peelregion.ca and following us on Twitter and Facebook at @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

Media contacts

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.