York Region reports its first coronavirus-related death


York Region is reporting its first COVID-19-related death.

Officials say a Markham woman in her 70's, who returned from international travel on Saturday, March 21st, died shortly after her return.

"York Region extends their deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the individual," said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region's Medical Officer of Health. "This case speaks to the seriousness of the current situation and how as a community we need to continue working together to protect one another."

York Region also reported seven newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 earlier today, bringing the total number in the municipality to 44 confirmed cases. 

This total count includes yesterday's announcement of the confirmed case of a resident living in Markhaven Home for Seniors.


With files from the Regional Municipality of York