Two extra deaths associated to COVID-19 in York Area, together with one in Markham long-term care residence

Chris Fox,

Printed Monday, March 30, 2020 1:45PM EDT

Final Up to date Monday, March 30, 2020 1:48PM EDT

York Area has confirmed one other two deaths believed to be associated to COVID-19, together with one at a long-term care residence in Markham.

The deaths embody a male in his 80s who was a resident at Markhaven House for Seniors and a 100-year outdated lady in Vaughan who was an in depth contact of one other one that beforehand handed away after testing optimistic for COVID-19.

Final week, officers advised CP24 that there was a minimum of one confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Markhaven House for Seniors, although that case concerned a lady in her 70s.

“On behalf of York Regional Council, I prolong honest condolences to the household and family members of those two people,” York Area Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson stated in a information launch saying the deaths. “Though many proceed to make nice efforts to cease the unfold of COVID-19, this is a crucial reminder of the severity of the present pandemic. It stays critically essential for everybody to take care of bodily distancing and observe good hand washing. We should all do our half by staying residence and solely going out for important journeys.”

Officers say that each people handed away this weekend, although it’s unclear whether or not their deaths are included within the 23 fatalities that the province has reported on account of COVID-19.

There have been a complete of 4 deaths associated to COVID-19 in York Area up to now.