Since Sunday June 28, 2020, KFL & A Public Health has been tracking a total of 21 cases of COVID-19 after an epidemic at Binh’s Nail Salon, said Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, in a community update.
These cases included six workers from Binh’s Nail Salon, a worker from Kingdom Nail who had close contact with a worker from Binh, five clients from Binh and eight contacts from these clients, said Dr. Moore.
KFL & A Public Health is in the process of contacting all possible secondary contacts of those infected.
Dr. Moore says 2,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in the past week, reflecting a surge in testing as a result of the epidemic.
“The good news is that we have nobody admitted to the hospital, nobody in the intensive care unit, and we have not seen any spread of this virus to any of our vulnerable populations, including our health care facilities. long-term, retirement homes, correctional facilities or hospital, “said Dr. Moore.
Dr. Moore is optimistic about the possibility of limiting the spread of the epidemic through diligent community preventive measures. “It’s about prevention, good hand hygiene, good masking in public where you can’t maintain that physical distance,” said Dr. Moore.
“I have been driving around town for the past few days and have seen many more masks in public,” continued Dr. Moore, “and I think our community has a high compliance rate.”