Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has identified two new cases of the coronavirus in the Kingston region over the weekend.
The public health unit says the two new cases were both found in females, one in her 20s and another under 20. Public health says the female under 20 is not of secondary or elementary school age.
Queen’s University said Monday that someone in the “Queen’s community” has tested positive for the virus. The university said it’s working with local public health to identify close contacts. The university would not say whether the person was a student or staff member.
“Contact tracing is being conducted by KFL&A Public Health and all close contacts will be contacted directly by public health. The individual has followed appropriate protocols and is self-isolating,” a Queen’s University statement said.
This is the second case identified at Queen’s in under a week. Last week, the university said one of their students living off-campus contracted the virus.
According to provincial data, there is currently no link to another case in the region for both cases, but KFL&A Public Health says both new cases are still under investigation.
These two new COVID-19 cases bring the region’s total cases up to 119. As of Monday afternoon, there are six active cases in the region, according to KFL&A’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The woman in her 20s was tested for the virus on Sept. 19 and notified of the positive test the same day.
The female below 20 was tested for the virus on Sept. 18 and the results of the positive test came back Sept. 20.
These two new cases come as Ontario reports another large uptick in cases Monday with 425.
According to Monday’s provincial report, 175 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 84 in Peel Region, 60 in Ottawa and 20 in York Region.
— With files from Global News’ Gabby RodriguesView link »