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 in his 60s died on Tuesday.
According to provincial data, the diagnosis of COVID-19 was made on Nov. 7, 2021. KFL&A Public Health continue to investigate the method of transmission.
KFL&A Public Health reported a total of 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases to 234, a new high. According to KFL&A Public Health, as of Wednesday there were 13 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with eight of those in intensive care and six on ventilators.
Seven others have now died from COVID-19 in the region since the beginning of the pandemic: two males aged 90 or over, a male in his 80s, a male in his 70s, a female in her 80s, a male in his 60s, and a female in her 50s.