Man dies of COVID-19 after being admitted to Mississauga Hospital

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A Toronto man has died of COVID-19 after checking into Mississauga Hospital, Toronto Public Health (TPH) says. 

On March 22, TPH announced that it has been notified of a death related to COVID-19. The individual, a man in his 70s, travelled to the United Kingdom prior to his death. 

TPH says he was tested at a hospital in Toronto and immediately began self-isolation at home. He later sought help at the Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital on March 14 and died on March 21, 2020.

"Today is a very sad day for us and especially the family and loved ones of the man who passed away. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual who died this weekend," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, in a statement.

"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."

There are currently 220 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto and 37 cases in Peel. There are currently over 400 confirmed cases in Ontario.

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