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New Haven Coronavirus Update: 133 Cases; 911 Facility Worker Tests Positive

New Haven mayor Justin Elicker on Zoom call

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said the city has 133 cases of coronavirus in the city. The state Department of Public Health lists 135 cases in New Haven, but it was not clear what was causing the discrepancy.

Elicker said Thursday that a person who works in the city's 911 call facility has been out sick and tested positive for COVID-19. The center was closed for cleaning Thursday, and Hamden took over 911 calls during the closure.

Officials also highlighted a $50,000 donation from Jeff Webber of Westport to New Haven Public Schools. The money will be used for chrome books for students to continue distance learning during coronavirus closures.

The district hopes to have the new devices in a few weeks to distribute to students.

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