As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 11 cases of the novel coronavirus in the Kingston region, with eight of those cases identified in the last two days.

Nevertheless, the risk in Kingston for contracting the disease is currently low, and KFL&A Public Health believes, in part, it’s because many recent travellers are heeding public health warnings, and staying home once they arrive back home in Canada.

We will be getting more positive tests back in the future. I have no doubt,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of health for KFL&A Public Health, “because we expected that as a community, if we asked returning travellers to come back for repatriation and the snowbirds and people returning from March break, it is expected we will continue to have more positive results.”

So far, Moore says, the vast majority of those who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kingston region have been responsible, and self-isolated before they were tested for the disease.

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