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Local COVID-19 stats will include out-of-town students

The Kingstonist has confirmed that post-secondary students studying in Kingston who test positive for COVID-19 will be included in local infection statistics. “If their permanent address is elsewhere, but they reside within the KFL&A area for the majority of the school year, we would count them within our case numbers,”

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Some COVID-19 reporting ‘so wrong it’s ridiculous,’ says local expert

Dr. Gerald Evans, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), says he is keeping a close eye on the abundance of misinformation and bad science circulating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Before COVID-19, we were having a real problem with information in general. Good, solid,

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KFL&A Public Health launches new test clinic amid gonorrhea outbreak

So far in 2020, there have been more cases of gonorrhea reported to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health than were reported in all of 2019. According to the local Public Health unit, the rate of gonorrhea cases has been steadily increasing over the past five years. This

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‘Low risk’ for novel coronavirus in community, public health officials say

Although there are two cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada – one confirmed and one presumptive – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is advising local residents that the risk of the virus in our community is still low. The new (or ‘novel’) virus was identified

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