1st positive coronavirus case involving Conn. resident confirmed: Gov. Lamont

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March 08, 2020 - 1:09 pm
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HARTFORD (1010 WINS) – Connecticut announced its first presumptive case of coronavirus on Sunday.

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Gov. Ned Lamont said the Connecticut Department of Public Health State Laboratory has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus involving a Connecticut resident.

The patient, a resident of Wilton who is 40 to 50 years of age, is being treated at Danbury Hospital.

Lamont said 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.

On Friday and Saturday, Connecticut officials announced two cases involving New York residents working in 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,” a statement from Lamont said.

The governor said the case is considered a presumptive positive case until it is confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"All people who have had direct, face-to-face contact with this person are being instructed to stay home and self-isolate," Lamont said.

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