A new COVID-19 case, which was resolved Saturday in the Kingston region


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Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health reported Saturday a new case of COVID-19 in the region and a recovered case, bringing the total number of active cases to 14.

The new case is a woman in her twenties who is still investigating exposure to the virus.

According to the local public health board COVID-19 on its website, there are two people hospitalized with the virus, one of whom is in the intensive care unit with a ventilator.

An outbreak at Kingston Funeral Home remains active, with three unresolved cases related to the facility. This outbreak was declared on February 2nd.

According to the public health website, an outbreak at the Joyceville Institution appears to be ongoing, although the institution has no registered active cases.

Since January 30, new cases have been reported in Kingston, Greater Napanee and South Frontenac, Loyalist and Stone Mills. Thirty-three percent of these recent cases were the result of close contact with a confirmed case; 22 percent as a result of travel; 22% of related outbreaks and another 22% with pending information.

The Kingston region is expected to be part of the four regional health units in Ontario that begin a gradual reopening of the economy on Wednesday, according to a recent report by The Canadian Press.