KFL&A records sixteenth death due to COVID-19

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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 16.

According to provincial data, the deceased was a female in her 80s. Contact tracing was not able to determine the method of transmission for this infection. The case was first diagnosed on Nov. 27, 2021.

This is the tenth death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 in just over 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. KFL&A Public Health also reported the death of another female in her 80s earlier this week.

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 131 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases to 1018, bringing the number of active cases in the region above 1000 for the first time. According to KFL&A Public Health, as of yesterday, there were 31 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with 13 of those in intensive care, nine of whom were on ventilators.

Fifteen 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, four males in their 60s, a female in her 50s, and a male in his 30s.

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