The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region has recorded its twelfth death due to COVID-19. The deceased was a male in his 60s, according to provincial information.
This is the sixth death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 over the past two 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, and another male in his 60s died less than a week later.
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.
KFL&A Public Health continue to investigate the method of transmission.
Yesterday, KFL&A Public Health reported a total of 117 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total of active COVID-19 cases to 336, a new high. According to KFL&A Public Health, as of yesterday there were 22 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with 11 of those in intensive care, nine of whom were on ventilators.
Eleven 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, two other males in their 60s, and a female in her 50s.