By the Numbers

KFL&A Public Health is reporting a total of 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 Sunday afternoon.

That’s the total number of cases since testing began in mid-March and an increase from 48 cases on Saturday.  There have been 928 negative tests and officials are waiting on test results for 55 people in this region.

Ontario has just over four thousand confirmed cases.  There are 15 and a half thousand cases in Canada.



If you have school aged children they should have been contacted by their teachers – and if they haven’t been yet…they will be this week.  Online learning is set to start at schools across the province today to ensure students get some form of education during the COVID-19 crisis.

School boards have been to ensure that parents have devices and internet connections so students can take part.


Cash Payments

Applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be accepted starting today.

That’s the benefit for Canadians who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19 $2,000 a month.

In an effort to prevent the government’s website from crashing…you are being asked to apply on different dates based on you month of birth.  Up today — Canadians born in January, February and March.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it will take three to five days for the money to arrive by direct deposit or 10 days by mail.


South Frontenac – Cottaging/Employees Test Positive

People who own cottages or have campsites in South Frontenac Township are being asked to stay home.  The township says Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, is recommending people stay away from temporary residences until at least May 1st.  The idea is to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

South Frontenac announced on Friday that two of its public works employees have tested positive for COVID 19.

It says they were exposed outside of the workplace and it was able to contact all employees needing to self-isolate before any of them reported to work last week.


Child Luring

A 45-year-old man from Amherstview has been arrested after the OPP says he attempted to arrange a date with a child over a dating application.  Police say due to the age of the victim and sensitive nature of the case the man is not being named.

It is warning parents to monitor their children’s screen activity not that they are spending more time inside and online.


Tractor Trailer Crash

Heavy equipment and commercial divers were needed to haul a transport truck out of the Cataraqui River in Kingston on Saturday.

The transport crashed through the guardrail on the 401 eastbound near Highway 15 around 3pm on Friday.  The driver had to swim to shore and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The crash ruptured the fuel tanks on the truck and the Ministry of Environment was called in to help contain the spill.


Staying Home- Save Lives

It sounds like more and more people are listening to the advice to stay at home.

The OPP posted a picture on Twitter on Sunday that was taken at midnight on the 401 between Brockville and Kingston.  It showed an empty highway and the post read…this never happens – no traffic for at least 5 kilometres in either direction and ended…Thanks to everyone from the OPP and other first responders for listening to the message to…hashtag…Stay Home – Save Lives.