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KHSC: COVID-19 outbreak on Davies 5 unit of KGH

Kingston General Hospital, a KHSC site. Photo by Lucas Mulder/The Kingstonist.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Davies 5 unit of their Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after three patients tested positive for the virus.

As a result, Davies 5 is currently closed to admissions and visitors. 

“KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak,” KHSC said in a press release dated Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. “KHSC is also 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,” the hospital organization continued. “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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