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These Are the Known Positive Cases of Coronavirus in Connecticut

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Twenty six people in Connecticut have now tested positive or are presumptive positive for COVID-19, an illness the World Health Organization is now describing as a pandemic.

Of those cases, most are in Fairfield County. Information has not been release on every town that has been affected.

The complete breakdown of coronavirus cases across the state is as follows:

  • 16 are in Fairfield County
  • 3 are in Hartford County
  • 4 are in Litchfield County
  • 3 are in New Haven County

Bethlehem

A woman in her 60s from Bethlehem is being treated at Bridgeport Hospital.

Health officials said Friday that a woman in her 30s and a man in his 60s tested positive for COVID-19, describing it as a family transmission.

Darien

A Darien man in his 50s tested positive.

Greenwich

Two Greenwich men have also tested positive. One is in his 40s and the other is in his 20s.

Hartford

A man in his 50s from Hartford was identified as a possible case when he arrived at UConn Health, a UConn Health spokesperson said. He tested positive for coronavirus.

The man was discharged with instructions for him and his family to quarantine.

New Canaan

An elderly man from New Canaan is believed to be a case of community spread. He had no known contact with another COVID-19 patient.

New Haven

Officials in New Haven announced the city's first positive case of the coronavirus in a city resident.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and Health Director Maritza Bond announced the case on Saturday.

Yale New Haven Hospital has also tested three other non-New Haven residents who have also tested positive for COVID-19, according to Elicker.

On Monday, Elicker said there have been three positive cases in the city.

Norwalk

A man in Norwalk tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

The man, who is in his 40s, has been in contact with health officials, according to the City of Norwalk.

Rocky Hill

Hartford HealthCare announced Friday night that a woman in her 80s from Rocky Hill was receiving treatment for COVID-19 at Hartford Hospital.

Stamford

A Stamford woman in her 60s who had traveled to Italy was “preemptively isolated” at Stamford Hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 late Wednesday evening, according to information from the city and the governor’s office.

She had arrived at J.F.K. airport on Wednesday with coronavirus symptoms.

When she arrived in New York, she was provided a facemask and gloves and traveled by a private vehicle to minimize exposure to others, the press release said.

Stratford

A child who lives in Stratford had been exposed to another known positive case and is at home recovering, according to the governor’s office.

Public health officials told NBC Connecticut that the child is between the ages of 5 and 10, and is currently recovering at home.

A second presumptive positive case has been reported in Stratford, according to the Town of Stratford. The individual is a Stratford High School student.

Westport

Health officials on March 13 announced Westport's first case of COVID-19. The positive test results were confirmed late in the evening of March 12 by the State Public Health Laboratory.

On Friday, state officials said a woman in her 40s from Westport tested positive.

Wilton

A Wilton man in his 40s or 50s is being treated at Danbury Hospital.

Griffin-Health

A Griffin-Health community-based physician has tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to company officials.

Griffin-Health officials said the doctor was not in his office and did not see any patients in the 24 hours before he started experiencing symptoms, and that public health officials believe there is no action needed for his patients or office staff at this time.

Griffin-Health is based in Derby.

CCSU Employees Might Have Been Exposed

Officials at Central Connecticut State University said Sunday that several employees may have been exposed to coronavirus.

Someone who does not work at CCSU tested positive for coronavirus and might have come in close contact with an employee, according to the university.

In the last three days, that employee may have come in contact with a dozen colleagues and they have all been notified of the potential exposure, advised to monitor their health and contact their health care provider with any concerns.

Eastern Connecticut State University

A faculty member at Eastern Connecticut State University has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the school.

The school did not release specifics about the faculty member that tested positive including where he or she lives or any contact he or she may have had with students.

Yale University

A member of the Yale community has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus and another two people are being evaluated.

Yale officials said a member of their community tested positive for COVID-19 on a preliminary test.

Another community member and a household contact are also undergoing diagnostic evaluations. Officials said they are waiting for the test results for all three people, who are currently receiving care at Yale New Haven Hospital.

These Were the First 6 Known Coronavirus Cases in Connecticut

Sixth Case of Coronavirus - Westport

Health officials on March 13 announced Westport's first case of COVID-19. The positive test results were confirmed late in the evening of March 12 by the State Public Health Laboratory.

Fifth Case of Coronavirus – Stratford

A child who lives in Stratford had been exposed to another known positive case and is at home recovering, according to the governor’s office.

Public health officials tell NBC Connecticut that the child is between the ages of five and 10, and is currently recovering at home.

Fourth Case of Coronavirus – Stamford

A Stamford woman in her 60s who had traveled to Italy was “preemptively isolated” at Stamford Hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 late Wednesday evening, according to information from the city and the governor’s office.

The woman had arrived at J.F.K. airport on Wednesday with coronavirus symptoms.

When she arrived in New York, she was provided a facemask and gloves and traveled by a private vehicle to minimize exposure to others, the press release said.

Third Case of Coronavirus – New Canaan

An elderly man from New Canaan is believed to be a case of community spread. He had no known contact with another COVID-19 patient.

New Canaan Public Schools will close for 14 days after a resident tested positive for the coronavirus.

Second Case of Coronavirus – Bethlehem

A woman in her 60s from Bethlehem is being treated at Bridgeport Hospital.

The Region 14 school district, which includes Bethlehem and Woodbury, is closing for the rest of the week after a student came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, school officials announced Tuesday.

First Case of Coronavirus – Wilton

A Wilton man in his 40s or 50s is being treated at Danbury Hospital.

A Wilton man has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus involving a Connecticut resident.

Out-of-State Positive Coronavirus Tests Connected to CT

A woman in her 20s who lives in New York but was seen as an outpatient at Greenwich Hospital. She is recovering at home.

A community physician from New York State who made rounds at Bridgeport Hospital tested positive for coronavirus. The doctor saw a limited number of patients at Bridgeport Hospital and did not show signs or symptoms of coronavirus while working, according to Bridgeport Hospital President Anne Diamond.

A Connecticut hospital employee from New York marked the first case connected to the state. The person infected is an employee from Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital and lives in Westchester County.

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Coronavirus Symptoms

The key symptoms of the coronavirus, according to the CDC are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms can appear in infected persons two to 14 days after exposure.

Coronavirus Prevention Steps

Steps for prevention from the CDC include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Steps to Self-Monitor for Coronavirus

Steps to self-monitor from the CDC include:

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  2. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  3. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  4. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

If you do get sick with a fever, cough or have trouble breathing, call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room and communicate with your doctor about your recent travel.

  • If you develop symptoms, stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.

The CDC has a special website set up with details about the coronavirus, including how it spreads and treatment.

Anyone with questions relating to coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211. The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day.

You can also visit the state's coronavirus information website here. Residents are encouraged to check the website for answers to questions before calling the hotline.

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