COVID-19 outbreak declared on Connell 3 unit of KGH

Kingston General Hospital, a KHSC site. Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after two patients and one staff member tested positive for the virus.

KHSC made the announcement in the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, noting that the outbreak is on the Connell 3 unit of KGH. The Connell 3 unit is typically used as a ‘transitional support unit,’ caring for and supporting patients who will transition from hospital to other living environments. 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,” the local health care agency said in a media release. “KHSC is also in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, healthcare workers and community,” the release continued. “As we continue to see high levels of community spread of COVID-19, 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.”

COVID-19 outbreaks continue on the Connell 9, Connell 10 and Kidd 7 units at the KGH site.

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