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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 and following us on Twitter and Facebook at @regionofpeel and Instagram

Media contacts

Jeff LeMoine
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 289-325-4700

About Peel's transition

The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.

To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.

During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.

About Peel Region

Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 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 and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram