Coronavirus: 3rd death related to COVID-19 reported in Ontario

COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic

Another COVID-19 patient at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has died this morning.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit recommends that while outside you make sure to avoid crowds and maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from those around you.

The man had been in close contact with another man who was the province's first COVID-19 related death on March 11.

One new case has been resolved, the ministry said on its special COVID-19 website.

Gardner also confirmed a new case in the region (bringing the area's total to nine confirmed cases) in a Bradford West Gwillimbury woman in her 30s.

The federal Health Minister says if people continue to ignore precautions of social-distancing and staying at home if you're returning to Canada and don't self-isolate for 14 days, she will invoke the Quarantine Act.

The number of cases in the USA continues to rise quickly. The 41 other cases' locations are listed as "pending".

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More than 7,200 other people across the province are still awaiting test results.

Williams says he hopes to get to 3,000 tests a day early this week and hopes to increase testing capacity to 5,000 quickly.

At previous press briefings, EOHU Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis said that testing centres would be opened to alleviate stress on local hospitals providing tests.

"We are seeing evidence of community-acquired infection", said Gardner. "People are still going to have strokes and heart attacks and things like that, and we need to be open and ready to receive those patients".

In the province, two COVID-19 patients were previously reported to have died - a 77-year-old Barrie, Ont. man and a 51-year-old Milton, Ont. man.

For more information, visit the health unit sitehere.

Canada now has 1,331 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 20 deaths and 16 recoveries.

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