The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region has recorded another death due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of local deaths from the virus to 15.
According to provincial data, the deceased was a female in her 80s. The method of transmission in this case has been determined to be outbreak-related and was first diagnosed on Dec. 1, 2021.
This is the ninth death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 in just three weeks, after a male in his 60s died on Tuesday, Nov. 23, a female in her 70s died a day later, a female in her 80s died less than a week later, a female in her 70s died shortly thereafter, another male in his 60s died less than a week later, and a fourth male in his 60s died on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Two residents died on the same day shortly thereafter.
These most recent deaths, part of a surge in the virus being categorized as a “fourth wave”, have more than doubled the regional death toll due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in just over two weeks.
Yesterday, KFL&A Public Health reported a total of 359 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases to 908, a new high. According to KFL&A Public Health, as of yesterday, there were 35 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with 14 of those in intensive care, nine of whom were on ventilators.
Fourteen 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, four females in their 80s, a male in his 70s, a female in her 70s, three males in their 60s, a female in her 50s, and a male in his 30s.