In an update, Dr. Kieran Moore reports that Kingston has passed the peak of its outbreak, with some patients having fully recovered. To date, the MOH reports that 5,000 tests were given and 105 cases were found to be positive. There are currently 39 cases active. On Sunday, no new cases were found.
Dr. Moore’s tone in the update was notably optimistic. He shares that Kingston has reached its peak cases and that kingston has “flattened the curve.” Moore praises the testing being done, stating that cases with no relation to the current outbreak have been found. Most of these cases are linked to travel, with the exception of one which is under investigation. He reports no further cases coming from the recent case found at the golf course.
However, Dr. Moore encourages increased vigilance, social distancing and testing.
“It’s all about prevention, prevention, prevention” states Moore. He thanks those who are isolating and those who are cooperating with the preventative measures at this time.
To date, 105,000 cases have been found positive in Canada. Anti-body tests are currently being taken in Canada to get an idea of Canada’s true infection rate. According to CBC News, the infection rate may be higher.
Watch the MOH update here: