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'Lorraine was a registered nurse, a fierce activist': Ontario RN dies of COVID-19

Last Updated Apr 30, 2021 at 5:06 pm EDT

COVID-19, 2021. Christine Sandu

SEIU Healthcare, a union that represents more than 60,000 frontline workers provincewide, says a Peel Region nurse has passed away after she contracted COVID-19.

“We are mourning the loss of our dear member of 18 years, Lorraine Gouveia, who passed away due to Covid-19,” the union said Friday.

“Lorraine was a registered nurse, a fierce activist, loving mother, admired friend, and dedicated her life to making the lives of everyone she came in contact with better.”

Gouveia was 55 years old. A funeral service will be held on May 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 3,887 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and 21 new deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,331 new cases in Toronto, 871 in Peel Region, and 267 in York Region.

The Ministry of Health says 2,201 people are hospitalized with COVID-19,  883 are in intensive care, and 632 are on a ventilator.

Ontario says over 112,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Thursday’s report for a total of more than 5.1 million shots.