After confirming three more positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has added two more patients to the list of positive cases in the region.
That means, as of Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020, there are 16 positive cases of COVID-19 in the area. According to KFL&A Public Health, a total of 706 tests for COVID-19 have been administered in the region. With 16 positive test results, and 175 tests still pending results, this means there is a 3.01 per cent rate of positive results.
Those with KFL&A Public Health were unable to give any further details on cases 12 through 16 at this time, which means it is presently unknown how the virus was contracted in the last five cases that tested positive.
This news comes on the same day both the City of Kingston and Frontenac County declared a state of emergency. Both municipalities, along with the all of the townships within Frontenac County, and strongly urged all residents to practice self-isolation and social distancing.
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