KHSC declares COVID-19 outbreak on Kidd 4 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 Kidd 4 unit of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after 10 patients tested positive for the virus.

As a result, Kidd 4 is closed to visitors and admissions until further notice. 

“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. “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. “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.”

As of Monday, May 2, 2022, KHSC reported a total of 25 COVID-positive patients being treated in its facilities, with 22 of those in Acute Care and 3 of those in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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