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Second COVID death reported in Elliot Lake

St. Joseph's General Hospital Elliot Lake patient was the fourth COVID-19 death in the Algoma region

St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake (SJGHEL) has sadly announced a second COVID-19 related death of a patient treated for the virus.

A release issued by hospital CEO Jeremy Stevenson and Nursing Executive Connie Free was sent out today by Joey Lagace assistant to the CEO.

“It is with great sadness that St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake (SJGHEL), in collaboration with Algoma Public Health, is reporting Elliot Lake’s second COVID-19 related death which is the fourth COVID-19 related death in the Algoma region,” the statement reads. “A patient previously treated at SJGHEL with confirmed COVID-19 has passed away. On behalf of our entire organization, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. 

“SJGHEL staff continues to offer our communities compassionate and quality health care throughout these extraordinary times. We are committed to working with our health care partners, including Algoma Public Health, as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the safety of our workers, patients, residents, clients and communities.”

SJGHEL encourages everyone to remain vigilant in following public health guidelines such as hand hygiene, masking, and physical distancing.

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, people can visit Algoma Public Health’s website:  or the Public Health Agency of Canada:

People with any concerns they may be at risk for COVID-19 and would like to be tested, can contact an Elliot Lake Family Health Team COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 705-461-8882

“We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends and all those that have been affected by this tragedy. We will continue to work hard and be ever more vigilant to keep this disease out of our hospital and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”