Queen’s confirms two new cases of COVID-19

Total number of positive cases at Queen’s hits 22

22 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the University since Aug. 31.

The University confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community on Tuesday.

There are currently 24 active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region.

Acknowledging the increase in cases in the Kingston region, KFL&A Public Health raised the community status from green to yellow on Sept. 25. The COVID-19 yellow community status indicates the region has “a few active positive cases, less than two active outbreaks, full local hospitality capacity, cases and contacts are being reached within 24 hours of notification of positive test results, and there is high testing capacity (community swabbing has increased).”

Yellow community status also means KFL&A Public Health now updates its COVID-19 case data dashboard every day of the week.

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The University launched an official webpage tracking the number of COVID-19 cases it becomes aware of in the Queen’s community. 

The statistics will only reflect positive cases of COVID-19 within the Queen’s community in the KFL&A region, as confirmed by the University over the course of the noted week.

Every positive case listed on the tracker has been identified by local public health authorities and reflect the initiation of proper isolation and contact tracing protocols.

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The tracker currently indicates that 22 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the University since Aug. 31.

The statistics will be updated daily at approximately 2 p.m. from Monday to Friday. 

Students who report feeling ill should self-isolate and contact Public Health. More information on appropriate protocols is available on Queen’s COVID-19 Information website at www.queensu.ca/covidinfo.

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