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KFL&A records seventh death from COVID-19

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The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington region has recorded its seventh death from COVID-19, KFL&A Public Health reported on Tuesday. The deceased was a male in his 60s, according to provincial information.

According to provincial data, the diagnosis of COVID-19 was made on Nov. 23, 2021, the same day the death was recorded. KFL&A Public Health continue to investigate the method of transmission.

Six others have 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, and a female in her 50s.

KFL&A Public Health reported a total of 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases to 220. These cases included three new outbreaks, at Truedell Public School, in the Kidd 3 wing of Kingston General Hospital, and at an as-yet unidentified group home. According to KFL&A Public Health, as of Tuesday there were 16 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with nine of those in intensive care and six on ventilators. 

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