Kingston’s new COVID-19 cases contracted out of region and province

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The last three cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston area were contracted outside the region, according to local public health.Kingston, Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore said in a video update Monday that two of the three cases were acquired outside the province and one outside the region. .

Two were announced Friday and one Monday. This brings the region’s public health count to 109 total cases, including four active.

The last three cases are individuals in their early 20s who attended cottages or parties where an infected person was also present.

“They are informed that there was someone at this social event who tested positive, so these people were actually asked to get tested because they had come into contact with someone in that other place. or that other party, ”Moore said. in the video update.

Positive people isolated themselves and were tested quickly, Moore said.

“As a result, they have remained a very low risk to our community,” he said. “It works well, that people get tested, isolate themselves until they get their results, and minimize the risk of spreading to others in our community.”

Moore said the new cases told a story of demographic change.

“We are seeing more social circles, for sure, and we are seeing people traveling more in the region,” he said. “So we all need to be vigilant, we all need to adhere to current best hand hygiene practices, wear a mask when you are in a commercial business or when you cannot physically move away, make sure that if you develop symptoms that you get tested quickly. ”

Moore said local public health and testing labs are working “hard” to stay on top of tests and results.

“… We are monitoring everyone who tests positive and making sure the community remains protected,” he said.

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