KHSC declared COVID-19 outbreak at Kidd 7 unit of KGH

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

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Kidd 7 unit of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site.

A total of four COVID-19-positive patients are on the unit at this time, KHSC reported. As a result, visitor restrictions are in place and only essential visitors are permitted on the unit at this time.

“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 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. “KHSC is also in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

Currently, there is also a COVID-19 outbreak on the Connell 9 unit at the KGH site.

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health care workers and community,” the hospital organization continued. “As we continue to see high-levels of community spread of COVID-19, 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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