A 13-year-old girl from Brampton has become one of the province’s youngest COVID-19 victims. “This type of loss cannot be described in words. So unnecessary, so avoidable,” Mayor Patrick Brown of Brampton says. As per the mayor, the girl’s father was a vital worker at a warehouse.
Since December 1, 2015, 7,911 people in Ontario have died as a result of the virus. A moment of silence was observed for the girl at the Ontario legislature on Monday morning
On Sunday, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announced the death of one of their students. “This is a setback for the DPCDSB community as a whole. At this time, we are focusing on supporting staff and students while also respecting the grieving family’s privacy” the board stated. “I can’t imagine the unbearable pain and sorrow they are going through right now,” Premier Doug Ford says. “It’s heartbreaking and a harrowing reminder of what this virus is capable of,” he says in a statement. With this death, the total number of people in that age group who have died as a result of the virus has risen to three.