Halton Public Health confirm second Covid-19 related death in Ontario; man in his 50’s

There has been another Covid-19 related death in Ontario. A man in his 50’s with underlying health conditions was being treated at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospital. Halton Region Public Health has confirmed the COVID-19 related death.

This is the tragic proof that we need to work together as a community

Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health

“This is the tragic proof that we need to work together as a community to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and taking action to protect yourself and those around you,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health. “This is a larger community issue and I know that everyone joins me in extending their deepest condolences to his family at this time.”

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“Halton Healthcare extends our sincere condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” said Dr. Neil Rau, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Halton Healthcare. “We want to reassure our communities that all of our infection, prevention and control policies and procedures were followed during this patient’s stay, consistent with the clinical presentation.”

The news came out during a media conference with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Elliott did not confirm the news when asked by reporters. The Minister of Health said they needed to confirm with the coroner’s office first.