Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after five patients tested positive for the virus.
KHSC made the announcement around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan 21, 2022, noting that the outbreak is on the Connell 10 unit of KGH. The outbreak on Connell 9 unit has recently come to an end, with Kidd 7 remaining in outbreak status 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,” the local healthcare said in the release on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. “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, healthcare workers and community,” the release 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.”