Ontario reports 566 new COVID-19 cases; 27 active in KFL&A

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October 5, 2020 | Quinte News Staff

Ontario reported another 566 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — the seventh straight day the province’s case count exceeded 500.

It also recorded seven deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the latest tallies — like the higher figures recorded over the two previous days — include older cases in Toronto.

Meanwhile, a man in the 20-29 age group is the newest reported case of COVID-19 in the Kingston region, local public health said on Sunday afternoon.

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health said in a social media post the case is the result of a close contact exposure.

The new case brings the Kingston area’s total to five new cases over the weekend.

One of the cases on Saturday was an individual associated with Ecole Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. It’s the first case reported within the Limestone District School Board.

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 at an Amherstview school.

According to a letter sent home to parents Friday, a student or staff member at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The letter said the affected person has been self-isolating at home and there is no risk to the school due to this case.

The weekend cases bring the region’s active case number to 27, with 148 total cases and 121 resolved.

In Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, there are still six active cases of the virus. Of the 58 confirmed cases, 47 are considered resolved and there have been five deaths linked to the virus.

There is one active case in Northumberland County.

Source: https://inquinte.ca/story/ontario-reports-566-new-covid-19-cases-27-active-in-kfla