Toronto has its first death related to COVID-19

Toronto Public Health says the man travelled to the United Kingdom

Toronto has its first death related to COVID-19.

The city's public health agency says the man, in his 70s, travelled to the United Kingdom.

When he returned and began to show symptoms he was tested and went into self-isolation at home. He later went to Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital on March 14 and died March 21.

"Today is a very sad day for us and especially the family and loved ones of the man who passed away.  We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual who died this weekend. I'm asking everyone again to make every effort and take every opportunity to practice social distancing. Please stay home, stay safe and take care of each other," says Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa.

This is the fourth death in Ontario related to COVID-19.

There are currently 220 confirmed cases of the virus in Toronto which is an increase of 27 new cases since yesterday.