KHSC: COVID-19 outbreak at Connell 10 unit of KGH

Kingston General Hospital main entrance. Photo by Josie Vallier.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Connell 10 unit of its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site on the evening of Monday, May 30, 2022.

Three patients on the unit tested positive for COVID-19, KHSC stated. In a media release, the hospital organization said that the unit is allowing essential visitors only (those with a loved one who is critically ill or nearing end of life).

“KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak,” they said. “Meanwhile, KHSC is in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health-care workers and community. KHSC thanks everyone for helping to prevent the spread of the virus within the hospital, including adherence to our screening processes, masking requirements and visitor restrictions.”

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