The Kingston Health Sciences Center says a second COVID-19 outbreak has been declared among its ranks, this time with three affected staff members.

According to the hospital organization, three people from the same medical specialty have tested positive. KHSC did not mention what field they are working in due to confidentiality reasons.

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This is the second COVID-19 outbreak declared in Kingston hospitals this month, with another outbreak affecting a total of four people in the Davies 3 cardiac care unit. There is no indication the outbreaks are related.

As for the new outbreak within the single clinical service, KHSC says 24 patients, most as a result of outpatient clinic appointments, were considered close contacts of staff members prior to the positive results.

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Affected patients will be contacted by KFL & A Public Health.

All other clinical services at KHSC continue to function normally, including the individual service affected by the most recent outbreak.

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