TORONTO – Ontario health officials are confirming the province’s first death in a patient with COVID-19.
A spokesman for Health Minister Christine Elliott says the 77-year-old man in the Muskoka region was a close contact of another positive case.
Travis Kann says the man himself wasn’t a confirmed case before he died, rather he was under investigation for the virus.
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COVID-19 was discovered after his death.
The investigation into the exact cause of death is ongoing.
This is the first death related to the virus outside of B.C., which has recorded four.