COVID-19 outbreak declared on Connell 10 unit at KGH

Kingston General Hospital main entrance off of Stuart Street. Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Connell 10 unit of its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

There are currently three COVID-positive patients on the unit, KHSC stated. In a media release, the hospital organization said that visitor restrictions are in place and only essential visitors are permitted on the unit at this time.

“KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak,” they said. “Meanwhile, KHSC is in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

Currently, there is also a COVID-19 outbreak on the Kidd 7 unit at the KGH site.

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health care workers and community. KHSC thanks everyone for helping to prevent the spread of the virus within the hospital, including adherence to our screening processes, masking requirements and visitor restrictions.”

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