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KFL&A records eighth death from COVID-19

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington region has recorded its eighth death from COVID-19, KFL&A Public Health reported on Wednesday. The deceased was a female in her 70s, according to provincial information. This was the second death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 in as many days, after a male

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KHSC is Canadian leader in robotic surgery for rectal cancer

In just a few short years, surgical teams in Kingston have leapfrogged their peers, becoming the highest volume robotic colorectal surgery program in the country. Officially launched in 2018, the A.B. Smith QC Robotics program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) now regularly completes between 80-110 robotic cases a year

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KHSC, Public Health address COVID-19 testing wait times in KFL&A

Editorial note: In response to the high demand for COVID-19 testing in the KFL&A region, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has extended the hours at the Beechgrove Assessment Centre in Kingston. Please see bottom of the article for those details. As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region is

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KFL&A Public Health issues letter of instruction for youth indoor sports safety

One day after vaccine appointments became available to book for children between the ages of five and 11, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued a Letter of Instruction pursuant to Section 2 (2.1) of Schedule 1 of Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3

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Kingston area parents express joy and frustration over booking vaccination for children aged five to 11

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health opened up online COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings for those aged five to 11 today, leading to high volumes of visitors to the booking page and prompting two very different responses from local residents. Public Health announced on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, that

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Dr. Oglaza explains local infection rates among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

With local case rates at the highest levels Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) have experienced so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are wondering about the vaccination status of these daily cases. On Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for KFL&A Public

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Section 22 Order to remain in effect despite J.A.K.K. Tuesdays owner’s day in court

J.A.K.K. Tuesdays Sports Pub owner, Kelly Thompson Hale, made his second appearance in court Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. This time, Hale argued that a Section 22 Order for violation of the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act should be overturned. Justice Graeme Mew, of

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Amherstview

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School, located on Park Crescent in Amherstview. According to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), the first case of COVID-19 was detected on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, and is a student case. Today, Friday,

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at clinical service within KHSC

Update (Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at 3:48 p.m.): According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the outbreak at one of its clinical services is “within a team that crosses multiple sites.” “It is not a location specific outbreak,” KHSC said in an email. “We cannot share more specifics about the

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Public Health prepares for Kingston area rollout of vaccines for 5-11 year olds

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has released its plan to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children 5 to 11 years of age living in the region. The plan will come into effect once the Province of Ontario provides vaccines to our region, according to a release from KFL&A

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Understanding COVID-19 rapid antigen tests: local experts share guidance

Compared to booking a COVID-19 test at a testing facility, attending the appointment, and then waiting for the results, the quick answers of a self-administered rapid test can seem to offer instant clarity. However, the accuracy of rapid test results has come into question recently. With COVID-19 infections on the

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