The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region has recorded two new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 14.
One deceased was a male in his 60s, and the second was a male in his 30s according to provincial information.
These are the seventh and eighth deaths in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 in just over two weeks, after another 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
These most recent deaths, part of a surge in the virus being categorized as a “fourth wave”, have doubled the regional death toll due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in less than two weeks.
Yesterday, KFL&A Public Health reported a total of 101 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases to 439, a new high. According to KFL&A Public Health, as of yesterday, there were 30 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with 12 of those in intensive care, nine of whom were on ventilators.
Twelve 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, three females in their 80s, a male in his 70s, a female in her 70s, three other males in their 60s, and a female in her 50s.