KFL&A records twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth death due to COVID-19
The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region has recorded two further deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of local deaths from the virus to 25 as of Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
According to provincial data, the newly deceased are a male in his 80s, diagnosed late last week, whose case was outbreak related, and a female in her 70s, diagnosed shortly after Christmas, whose method of transmission is still unknown.
This is the second and third death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 this year, bringing the total number of deaths in the recent surge of COVID-19 infections, known as the “fourth wave” to 17. As a result of this “fourth wave,” a male in his 60s died on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, 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 in mid-December. A total of six deaths were also recorded by KFL&A Public Health over the Christmas weekend, and a male in his 60s was reported deceased on Jan 5, 2022.
Due to the changes to case reporting and testing protocols, KFL&A Public Health no longer provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the region. Instead, they report the number of high-risk cases, as those cases are still eligible for PCR testing. Today, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, Public Health reported there were 738 active high-risk COVID-19 cases in the region. Twenty cases are currently in hospital with 11 in intensive care, and eight on ventilators.
Twenty-three others have now died from COVID-19 in the region since the beginning of the pandemic: three males aged 90 or over, a female aged 90 or over, a male in his 80s, five females in their 80s, a male in his 70s, two female in their 70s, six males in their 60s, one female in her 60s, a female in her 50s, a male in his 50s, and a male in his 30s.
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Nice reporting Kingstonist! Thank you.
Please try to report more about how many fatalities and hospitalizations are vaccinated or not vaccinated.
Hi Ian, that information is not available to us, unfortunately.