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    First Case of Coronavirus Connected to Connecticut, Reported in Danbury
    A hospital employee came into contact with a person infected with the coronavirus in New York state and self-quarantined at home in Westchester County
    By Angela Fortuna • Published 3 hours ago • Updated 28 mins ago

    What to Know

    Connecticut has its first case connected to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 following a positive test of a hospital worker from Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital
    The worker is a resident of Westchester County and is currently there under self-quarantine
    The hospital said it believes the infection took place in New York after coming into contact with another infected person. The positive test took place in New York state...
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 14, 2020, 08:03 AM.

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    hat tip from a friend of FluTrackers

    Health officials from the hospital said that the woman was told she came into contact with a person with the coronavirus in New York. She was restricted from duty. And then today, the test for COVID-19 came back positive. Officials said she worked at both hospitals but worked in isolated areas in the hospitals. They believe her contact was limited. She was quarantined based on notification from New York State.


    • #3
      Media Statement: Community physician from New York State diagnosed with COVID-19

      Saturday, March 7, 2020

      Bridgeport, CT (March 7, 2020) – The New York Department of Public Health notified Bridgeport Hospital that a community physician from New York State was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 6, 2020. This physician, who was asymptomatic, saw a limited number of patients at the Bridgeport Hospital Campus last weekend.

      We were well prepared for this eventuality and the small number patients who interacted with this physician have been identified and have been notified and are being managed in accordance with CDC guidance. Given the fact that the physician lacked symptoms at the time of his visit to Bridgeport Hospital, the risk to patients, staff and visitors is very low.

      Our top priority remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. This includes making sure all our employees and medical staff across the health system understand how to protect themselves. The Yale New Haven Health Infection Prevention team has detailed resources available online at

      Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine.


      • #4
        HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Saturday that a second local hospital employee has tested positive for coronavirus.

        To stream the press conference, click here.

        The second person with coronavirus is a male community physician at Bridgeport Hospital who lives in New York and showed no signs or symptoms while working with patients.
        Governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Saturday that a second local hospital employee has tested positive for coronavirus.


        • #5
          BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (WABC) -- The City of Bridgeport was notified today by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health regarding the second confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state.

          The confirmed case involves a physician from New York State who rounded at Bridgeport Hospital, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 6, 2020...


          • #6
            Press Releases

            03/08/2020 Governor Lamont Announces First Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Involving a Connecticut Resident

            (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) State Laboratory has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a Connecticut resident. The patient, a resident of Wilton who is 40 to 50 years of age, is being treated at Danbury Hospital. The person most likely became infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 during a recent trip to California and sought medical care shortly after returning to Connecticut.

            This presumptive COVID-19 case is not related to the COVID-19 case involving a Danbury Hospital employee who is a resident of New York State that was announced on Friday, or the COVID-19 case involving a community physician who made rounds at Bridgeport Hospital and is also a New York State resident that was announced on Saturday.

            This case is considered a presumptive positive case until it is confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Extensive contact tracing is being done on this case. All people who have had direct, face-to-face contact with this person are being instructed to stay home and self-isolate. Risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is considered low for people who had contact with an individual who does not have COVID-19 and does not have symptoms. In other words, a contact of a contact is considered low risk.

            Data updates as of 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020:
            • Number of Connecticut COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive cases): 1
            • Number of people who had negative test results at the Connecticut DPH State Laboratory: 29
            • Number of people for whom test results are pending: 8

            “We have been expecting for some time that a Connecticut resident would become infected with COVID-19, so this should not come as a surprise to anybody,” Governor Lamont said. “We wish this patient a full recovery and we know he is being cared for by highly competent medical teams. My administration and the Department of Public Health are working around the clock to help conduct contact investigations for this case and any others who test positive in the future. I encourage anyone with questions about how to protect yourself and your family from this virus to go online at to obtain important guidance and other information or call the 2-1-1 info line.

            “Now is a time when we need to look after our health and change some of our habits in order to reduce the spread of infection,” the governor said. “Avoid shaking hands with people to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and clean commonly touched surfaces. If you start to feel ill, call your medical provider for guidance. If you are traveling, go online to our site to see the latest guidance. If the travel is not essential, you should reconsider.”

            Dr. John Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, the hospital system that includes Danbury Hospital, said, “First, we want our patient and their family to know that we are here for them, and to our other patients, staff, volunteers, and communities, we are working around the clock to contain the spread of COVID-19. Second, it’s important to emphasize that this patient is in no way related to the hospital employee from New York who tested positive for the virus. This patient’s infection is connected to recent out-of-state travel. We understand there is a lot of concern. Please know that we have been preparing for this new outbreak for the last several weeks, and we have years of experience effectively dealing with infectious diseases.

            “Our readiness for COVID-19 cases at our hospitals is thorough and standardized across our health system,” Dr. Murphy said. “We have been, and will continue to work closely with local and state health departments and follow guidelines for preparedness and care. We want to reassure our communities that we intend to continue operating our hospitals with minimal interruptions, while we implement new policies to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

            Key messages for the public:
            • People without symptoms should not be tested for COVID-19. Testing individuals with no symptoms is not recommended by CDC.
            • If you were with someone who does not have symptoms, the risk of transmission is very low.
            • There are many respiratory illnesses circulating in Connecticut, such as the flu and the common cold. Having respiratory symptoms does not mean that you have COVID-19.
            • People are at higher risk for COVID-19 if they have symptoms of the virus (cough, fever, shortness of breath) AND if they were a contact of a positive case of COVID-19 (or have traveled to country with community transmission, such as China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, and Japan).
            • Someone is considered a contact if they have had direct, face-to-face contact with a person with COVID-19.
            • People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. These people should not go directly to a healthcare facility without first calling a healthcare provider (unless they are experiencing a medical emergency).
            • People with general questions about COVID-19 can visit or call 2-1-1.
            • Everyone can help stop the spread of viruses in Connecticut.
            • Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same.
            • Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel.
            • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands.
            • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
            • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
            • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
            • Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela


            • #7
              A second Connecticut resident has tested positive for coronavirus, state lawmakers announced Monday.

              Sen. Len Fasano said at a press conference that a second Connecticut resident has tested positive for COVID-19. That person is receiving treatment at Bridgeport Hospital, Fasano said.



              • #8

                Third Connecticut resident tests positive for COVID-19 with no known exposure to coronavirus
                By Alex Putterman and Nicholas Rondinone
                Hartford Courant |
                Mar 11, 2020 | 3:47 PM

                A third Connecticut resident has tested positive for COVID-19, state officials said Wednesday, an elderly man from New Canaan who is the first to contract the disease with no known exposure to the coronavirus.

                Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist, said the individual, who lives at home, was the first community-acquired case of COVID-19 in the state. Previous cases appear to have stemmed from interactions with others outside Connecticut. He was being treated at Norwalk Hospital...


                • #9

                  Child among five people in CT with coronavirus
                  WFSB Staff
                  Posted 12 min ago

                  HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Two more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Connecticut on Thursday, one including a child.

                  Officials confirmed a case in Stratford and a case in Stamford on Thursday.

                  The case in Stratford is a child, who officials said is recovering at home.

                  There are now five confirmed cases in the state, as of Thursday afternoon.

                  The governor and other officials are expected to provide an update at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Stream it here...


                  • #10

                    Daily updates: Connecticut’s sixth coronavirus case is in Westport, hospitals seek to expand testing, economic effects spreading as national emergency declared
                    By Alex Putterman and Don Stacom
                    Hartford Courant |
                    Mar 13, 2020 | 3:37 PM

                    The sixth confirmed case of coronavirus infection among Connecticut residents is in Westport, local officials announced Friday, as hospitals worked to expand testing, businesses braced for losses and residents scrambled to prepare for the anticipated worsening of the crisis.

                    The Westport case adds to three announced Thursday, two of which involved Connecticut residents: a Stamford woman in her 60s who had traveled to Italy and a child in Stratford between the ages of 5 and 10.

                    Additionally, a woman in her 20s who lives in New York tested positive at Greenwich Hospital...


                    • #11
                      Griffin-Health physician tests positive for Covid-19

                      A Griffin-Health community-based physician has tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to company officials.

                      Griffin-Health officials said the doctor was not in his office and did not see any patients in the 24 hours before he started experiencing symptoms, and that public health officials believe there is no action needed for his patients or office staff at this time.

                      Griffin-Health is based in Derby.



                      • #12
                        Seven more coronavirus cases as cT expands rules

                        HARTFORD — At least seven more state residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to at least 12 as of Friday night, state officials confirmed, on a day when President Donald Trump declared the pandemic a national state of emergency.



                        • #13
                          (MAR13) Connecticut Residents who Tested Positive for COVID-19: Total 11


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                            12 coronavirus cases confirmed so far in Connecticut
                            March 14, 2020 04:24PM

                            HARTFORD (AP) — The first case of the coronavirus in the Hartford area has been identified, bringing the total across the state to 12, officials said.

                            The patient, a woman in her 80s, lives in Rocky Hill and is being treated at Hartford Hospital, city and hospital officials said Friday night...


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                              Connecticut corona cases almost double in a single day

                              Connecticut’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped to 20 on Saturday as the virus has spread into New Haven and Hartford counties with the state’s National Guard being called in to assist at hospitals.

                              The virus has begun to spread at a rate that the state is no longer providing confirmed cases by municipality. Instead, state officials said only county breakdowns were available Saturday.

                              State officials were not surprised by the spike in novel coronavirus infections, a total that includes 15 patients in Fairfield County, three in Litchfield County and one each in Hartford and New Haven counties.