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3 new cases of COVID-19 in KFL&A region, including 1 health-care worker

KFL&A Public Health has identified a new case of COVID-19 in the Kingston region.
KFL&A Public Health has identified a new case of COVID-19 in the Kingston region. Kraig Krause / Global News

KFL&A Public Health is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston region Friday.

According to a tweet by the public health unit, a man in his 20s, who is also a health-care worker has tested positive for the virus. Another man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s tested positive as well.

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KFL&A Public Health also said that one of the region’s cases was recently declared to be a false positive, bringing the region’s total case count down by one, with active cases standing at 11 as of Friday afternoon.

The false positive was discovered Friday in a recent case that was under investigation.

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Public health said the method of exposure for all three of Friday’s new cases is still under investigation.

In total, since the pandemic began, there have been 23 local health-care workers who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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A total of 170 people have tested positive in the region since March, and 159 of those cases have been deemed resolved.

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