CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: Gov. Lamont confirms 2nd case of a health worker who lives in Conn. but lives in NY

David Caplan
March 06, 2020 - 6:48 pm

HARTFORD (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Saturday that a second New York resident who works in Connecticut tested positive for the coronavirus.

The person is a physician who was at the Bridgeport Hospital and didn't show signs or symptoms while working with patients and stayed at home to self-monitor.

"This most recent case of another New York State resident who works in Connecticut testing positive for #COVID19 shows us what we already know: coronavirus is here and viruses don’t stop at state borders," Lamont wrote. "We've been preparing for weeks for #COVID19 to come to #Connecticut and we should expect more cases as it spreads. People should continue taking important precautions: wash hands frequently, avoid shaking hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when sick."

Ned Lamont announced Friday night that the state had its first case of coronavirus, an employee at a pair of hospitals in Danbury and Norwalk. 

"Tonight we learned that an employee from @DanburyHospital and @NorwalkHospital who is a resident of #NewYorkState has tested positive for #coronavirus," Lamont tweeted shortly before 6:30 p.m. "I'm in #Danbury now meeting with health officials. We plan on holding a news briefing at 7:30PM to provide more details.

The individual -- whose age or gender were not revealed -- is the first person who works in Connecticut to be diagnosed with the virus. 

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