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Third COVID-19 death in KFL&A region

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region has recorded its third COVID-19 death as Ontario continues through the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and as cases in the region appear to plateau following a recent large outbreak.

The most recent local death as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a woman in her 50s, according to KFL&A Public Health. According to provincial data, she had been been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Mar. 30, 2021.

There remains one other local patient in hospital after contracting the virus, according to KFL&A Public Health, and that patient is presently being treated in ICU, not on a ventilator. According to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, 39 patients in total are being treated for COVID-19 at local hospitals.

As of Saturday, May 8, 2021, there are currently 129 active COVID-19 cases in the KFL&A region, down from a peak of 150 on Apr. 13, 2021, according to KFL&A Public Health records.

As far as vaccination efforts go locally, according to KFL&A Public Health, the region achieved a major milestone this week, with a vaccination rate of more than 90 per cent for residents of long-term care and retirement homes. A total of 94,587 first doses have been administered in the region, with 4,480 second doses administered.

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