Coronavirus: Kawartha Lakes man with no travel or contact history dies of COVID-19

The health unit representing the City of Kawartha Lakes says a man in his 80s died of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — on Sunday.

According to a statement posted online, the man was hospitalized at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Thursday, March 19, after presenting with flu-like symptoms, including a high fever.

Tests were conducted and late on March 21 it was confirmed the man tested positive for COVID-19,” the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health said.

He passed away Sunday afternoon. Both pneumonia and COVID-19 are listed as the cause of death, the health unit said.

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