Toronto (April 4, 2003) - A University Health Network (UHN) patient who was being treated in isolation for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) died earlier today.

"Our hospital community would like to express its sincerest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of this patient," said UHN President & CEO, Tom Closson.

The patient, who was being treated in isolation at the Toronto Western Hospital of UHN, had earlier been transferred to UHN and had a direct connection with the original SARS cluster at the Scarborough Grace Hospital.

This brings to three the total of SARS patients who have died at UHN during the SARS emergency.

University Health Network, which includes Toronto General, Toronto Western and Princess Margaret Hospital, is currently treating in isolation 3 SARS patients. As well, six SARS patients have been discharged during the SARS emergency.

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