Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on two units at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after a total of nine patients tested positive for the virus.
KHSC made the announcement in the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, noting that the outbreaks are on the Connell 3 and Davies 5 units of the hospital. Four patients are associated with the outbreak on Connell 3 and five patients have now tested positive on Davies 5. According to a media release, both units are currently closed to all but essential visitors.
“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 hospital agency said. “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, healthcare workers and community,” they 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.”