4 new COVID-19 cases in Kingston region, total up to 8: public health

KFL&A Public Health says there are four new cases of the novel coronavirus in their catchment area.

The first three cases were confirmed last week in two women, 44 and 62, and a 48-year-old man, who recently travelled respectively to Barbados, the United Kingdom and Spain.

Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer for health for KFL&A Public Health, says the fourth case was found in a woman in her 70s who had recently returned from Portugal. As of Thursday, she was receiving treatment at a Kingston hospital.

On Monday, the local public health unit updated their website, saying the total number of COVID-19 cases in the area had jumped to eight.

More to come.

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