CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: Cases surpass 3,854 and death toll reaches 112

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March 31, 2020 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There have been an additional 267 Connecticut residents have tested positive for coronavirus, Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Thursday, bringing the total to 3,854. Lamont added that 827 patients have been hospitalized and there have been 112 fatalities.

Over 18,300 tests have been conducted statewide.

On Wednesday, the gov. reported the death of a 6-week-old child, who is believed to be the youngest coronavirus fatality in the U.S.

"What that means is that the trend continues along the lines of what we've been planning for," he said at a briefing about the new numbers.

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As for the infant's death, he tweeted, "It is with heartbreaking sadness today that we can confirm the first pediatric fatality in Connecticut linked to #COVID19. A 6-week-old newborn from the Hartford area was brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived. Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive. This is absolutely heartbreaking. We believe this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relating to COVID-19."

Lamont released the new numbers after touring a FEMA field hospital on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University.

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