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Neighbourhood-specific COVID-19 data can inform KFL&A’s future vaccination success

Within the KFL&A public health unit, the impact of COVID-19 has affected communities and neighbourhoods differently, with widely differing rates of COVID-19 positivity and vaccination. Newly-compiled data from the non-profit think-tank ICES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) can provide insight into what these neighbourhood-specific realities look like for

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Second COVID-19 death in KFL&A amid highest active case count

The KFL&A region has recorded its second COVID-19 death as Ontario enters the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the region itself enters uncharted territory. The most recent local death as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a woman in her 80s who, according to public health

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New wave of COVID-19 cases at Queen’s

Update (Friday, Apr. 9, 2021): As of the morning of Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, three cases have been added to the Queen’s University COVID-19 dashboard. That brings the total number of new cases on campus this week to 36, and 249 cases on campus since the pandemic began. Original Article:

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Dr. Moore cautions difficult month ahead as 60% of local COVID-19 cases involve variants of concern

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in the region, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is cautioning that the remainder of April 2021 may be difficult. Currently, 60 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported in the region involve

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KFL&A Public Health unveils COVID-19 wastewater test results dashboard

KFL&A Public Health has unveiled a long-awaited dashboard for COVID-19 wastewater test results done in the City of Kingston. Those results are expected to assist Public Health officials in tracking the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community. The samples taken for the testing have been accumulating since sampling began in

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KFL&A Public Health: 25 percent of adult population vaccinated

The following is a message to Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) residents from KFL&A Public Health regarding the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine: Today, marks a significant stage in our local vaccine roll out. With the tremendous support of multiple stakeholders and partners working together to administer vaccines,

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First COVID-19 vaccine dose completed for KFL&A retirement home residents

On Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021, KFL&A Public Health, along with community partners, completed administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 653 residents at 12 retirement homes in KFL&A. “With over 50,000 vaccinations administered in the region, we are all proud to have helped to protect KFL&A’s most vulnerable adults from

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Ongwanada to host pop-up vaccine clinics for developmental disability clients in care

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be taking place at the Ongwanada Resource Centre auditorium over the coming weeks. Ongwanada, an organization where people with developmental disabilities and their families can find support, said the clinics will be for individuals with developmental disabilities living in congregate care settings. Those supported by

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Potential COVID-19 contact sees two LDSB class cohorts isolating

Potential contact with the contacts of a positive COVID-19 case has KFL&A Public Health ordering the dismissal of two class cohorts and two bus cohorts. The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) sent out a media release on Friday, Mar. 26, 2021, stating that one class cohort and Bus 154 from

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Positive case of COVID-19 identified at Coco Frutti

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified by KFL&A Public Health in a patron who visited Coco Frutti on Gardiners Road in Kingston’s west end. KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended Coco Frutti at 768 Gardiners Road, on Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. self-monitor

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