10 Coronavirus Deaths In Connecticut; 415 Confirmed Cases

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Ten people in Connecticut have now died of coronavirus-related complications, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

New numbers released on Monday show that 415 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The largest number of cases continue to be in Fairfield County.

The two patients who died since Sunday were a man in his 50s from Norwalk who died at Norwalk Hospital. The other was a Newington man in his 70s, who died at Saint Francis Hospital, according to Lamont.

So far, 4,500 people have been tested, Lamont said.

Here is how the numbers break down by county:

  • Fairfield County: 270
  • Hartford County: 61
  • Litchfield County: 13
  • Middlesex County: 8
  • New Haven County: 41
  • New London County: 4
  • Tolland County: 16
  • Windham County: 2

Lamont has ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to close by 8 p.m. Monday. You can see a list of what the state considers essential businesses here.

On Monday, Lamont said he is ordering all schools remain closed until at least April 20. He originally had ordered that schools stay closed through March 31.

The worst is yet to come, according to state epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter.

He said he believes there are likely thousands in Connecticut who have COVID-19 and either aren't showing symptoms or haven't been tested yet.

"We are actually only measuring the tip of an iceberg and the real question is...that's the most serious, the old people, the people who are hospitalized, the people who have been tested, nobody knows how big the iceberg is under the water so we can only make estimates. I said last week for every confirmed case that we have there are hundreds of people out there," Cartter said.

Cartter said he expected to see more coronavirus-related deaths in the state than deaths from the flu in a normal year, which ranges from 300 to 600.

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