Four active COVID-19 outbreaks at Kingston General Hospital

Kingston General Hospital. Photo by Kingstonist.

A fourth outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site.

Six patients are associated with the latest outbreak, this time on the Kidd 6 unit of the hospital. Only designated essential care providers who have been approved by the care team and who actively participate in a loved one’s care are permitted on the unit at this time, KHSC stated.

Outbreaks continue on the Davies 5, Connell 3 and Connell 10 units. For up-to-date outbreak information at KHSC sites, visit their website.

“KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak,” the hospital organization shared in a media release. “KHSC is also completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health-care workers and community. As we continue to see 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.”

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