Fifth COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kingston General Hospital

Six patients have tested positive in the Connell 9 unit at KGH. Global News

Kingston Health Sciences Centre has declared another outbreak of COVID-19 at Kingston General Hospital.

Six patients in the Connell 9 unit have tested positive for the virus.

This announcement now adds a fifth ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 at the hospital.

Along with Connell 9, there are currently outbreaks in the Connell 3, Davies 5, Kidd 6 and Connell 10 units.

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Only designated care workers approved by the care team are permitted to enter Connell 9 until further notice.

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KHSC says KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak.

KHSC is also conducting testing and contact tracing while the outbreak is ongoing.

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