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4 new COVID-19 cases in Kingston region, total up to 8: public health

KFL&A Public Health have confirmed new cases of the novel coronavirus in the Kingston region. Getty Images

KFL&A Public Health says there are four new cases of the novel coronavirus in their catchment area, bringing the region’s total up to eight positive cases.

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The first three cases were confirmed last week in two women, 44 and 62, and a 48-year-old man, who respectively travelled to Barbados, the United Kingdom and Spain.

Later in the week, the fourth case was found in a woman in her 70s who had recently returned from Portugal. As of Thursday, she was receiving treatment at a Kingston hospital.

On Monday, the local public health unit updated their website, saying the total number of COVID-19 cases in the area had jumped to eight.

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One man in his 40s who recently had contact with a traveller who tested positive for COVID-19, another man in his 30s who recently travelled to the United Kingdom, a man in his 70s who recently travelled to Singapore and a woman in her 70s who also recently travelled to Singapore all tested positive for the virus. 

All are currently in self-isolation, according to KFL&A Public Health.

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