Toronto has recorded its first death related to COVID-19.
A man in his 70s, who had travelled to the United Kingdom, was tested at a hospital in Toronto and immediately began self-isolation at home.
He entered Trillium Health Partners, a Mississauga Hospital, on March 14 and died on March 21.
“Today is a very sad day for us and especially the family and loved ones of the man who passed away,” said Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa. “I’m asking everyone again to make every effort and take every opportunity to practice social distancing.”
“Please stay home, stay safe and take care of each other.”
Ontario reported 47 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 424.
Eight of those cases have been resolved.
Four patients have died.