BREAKING: COVID-19 death reported at Brampton Civic Hospital

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On Thursday, (April 9), a Brampton man in his 50s who was a long-time Environmental Services Associate at Brampton Civic Hospital, passed away from COVID-19.

He had been in intensive care at Brampton Civic and an investigation revealed it is likely that he acquired the virus in the community and not at work.

"Every loss of life to COVID-19 is tragic. On behalf of the Region of Peel, I extend our deepest condolences to his family both at home and at work," said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel.

"He played an important role in keeping the health care system working and we mourn his loss."

Risk related to the spread of COVID-19 can be reduced by taking personal measures to protect ourselves.

Residents are reminded to stay home and only leave the house for essentials such as groceries, medicines and medical appointments and that daily exercise should be done alone, with one family member, or to exercise a pet.

People should also avoid social gatherings of more than five people, as ordered by the Ontario government. 

Residents over the age of 70 are reminded to stay home and to only go out for solo exercise or essential needs.

They are also encouraged to get help from family and social supports as much as possible.

This also applies to those with a medical condition or a compromised immune system.

Peel Public Health is urging residents to stay home for spring holidays and religious observances to help keep our communities safe.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

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