Peterborough Public Health has announced that a COVID-19 outbreak at Sir Sandford Fleming College's student residence, Severn Court, has taken the life of an Ontario man in his 30s.
The public health unit released a statement on the death, stating that the individual is the "youngest person to die locally from COVID-19."
The man was diagnosed with a variant of concern and died on Monday, March 15, the release states.
“As the youngest person to die locally from COVID-19, it reminds us how serious this pandemic is, that youth are not immune from its worst outcomes, and that we all have a role to play in ending it to prevent future tragedies,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, medical officer of health for the region.
To date, there are have been 59 cases of COVID-19 linked to the outbreak at Severn Court, all of which have screened positive for variants of concern.