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‘Don’t Be Complacent:’ Social Distancing Still a Priority in Lesser Hit Areas

As of Friday afternoon, the state reported that there have been a total of 27 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windham County. Windham County is reporting the lowest number of cases in the st...

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Mar 28

    ProHealth Express Care Walk-In Centers Temporarily Close Due to COVID-19

    All ProHealth Express Care walk-in centers in the state are now temporarily closed due to coronavirus. ProHealth Physicians said closing the walk-in centers helps them meet patients’ needs safely and effectively. The closure allows clinicians and staff to provide care at other ProHealth Physicians locations, officials added. There are Pro Hea...
  • coronavirus Mar 28

    Wilton Man Who Was in a Coma After Contracting COVID-19 Appears on the Today Show

    A man from Wilton who was one of the state’s first confirmed cases of coronavirus appeared on the Today Show on Saturday to share his experience with the virus that put him in a medically induced coma. Chris Tillett, of Wilton, was admitted to the hospital In early March. He likely became infected with the virus that causes COVID-19...
  • Connecticut State Police Mar 28

    Man Seriously Injured in Rollover Crash on Route 32 in Mansfield

    A man has serious injuries after a rollover crash on Route 32 in Mansfield on Friday night. State police said 18-year-old Connor Pearo, of North Franklin, was driving north on Route 32 near Mansfield City Road around 10 p.m. when he passed a vehicle by driving on the wrong side of the road. When he re-entered the northbound lane, troopers…...
  • coronavirus Mar 27

    27 Coronavirus Deaths; 1,291 Cases in Connecticut

    Connecticut now has 27 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,291 cases statewide, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. The 279 new cases was the biggest single-day jump in the three weeks since testing began, Lamont said. With 1,900 tests completed in the past 24 hours, it is not the largest percentage of new cases, he said. Here is how the numbers break down&...
  • Bridgeport Mar 28

    Bridgeport Police Investigate Overnight Homicide

    One man has died after an overnight shooting in Bridgeport Friday night. Bridgeport police were dispatched to the area of Wordin Avenue and Cherry street around 11 p.m. after being alerted of a shot spotter activation. According to officials, some time after the shots were fired, a male gunshot victim arrived at Bridgeport Hospital by private vehic...
  • health care Mar 28

    Don’t Try This At Home: Understanding Appropriate Uses of Potential Coronavirus Treatments

    Doctors working to treat the coronavirus are looking at a variety of options, including some medications that are already on the market for other purposes. One such drug that’s been floated as having potential fighting power against COVID-19 is hydroxychloroquine, which was originally used for malaria and is now commonly used for the treatment of r...
  • Waterbury Mar 28

    Police Investigate Shooting in Waterbury

    One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Waterbury Friday afternoon. Police said they were called to 46 Harris Circle just before 5 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The man was conscious and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The investigation…...
  • Department of Correction Mar 28

    Third DOC Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

    A third Department of Correction employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, agency officials confirmed Friday. The employee, who works as custody staff at Hartford Correctional Center, last entered the building. DOC officials said the employee was assigned a hospital detail at Manchester Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 23 and worked secon...
  • connecticut coronavirus Mar 27

    Connecticut Coronavirus Peak May Be Mid-April: Report

    Connecticut is not even close to the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. Projections by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an organization funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation show the coronavirus could claim almost 800 lives in Connecticut. It’s a figure now just in the dozens. These projections also indicate C...
  • restaurants Mar 27

    New London Restaurant Owner Teaches Thousands To Cook On Youtube During Pandemic

    The dining room tables and chairs at Daddy Jack’s in New London are empty. Now only open for limited take-out at night, the restaurant has never been quieter. “It is a different world than it was a day ago, a week ago, a month ago,” said Jack Chaplin, owner of the restaurant and head chef. While the world has...

  • travel Mar 27

    Passenger Traffic at Bradley Airport Down Dramatically

    Business for Hertz bus driver Salim Kizito at Bradley International Airport is more than just idling, its all but hit the brakes. “So far I still have a job but some of my fellow drivers are out, Kizito said. On a normal Friday in March, Kizito says he’d see about 300 customers, but new numbers released Friday by the Connecticut…

  • coronavirus Mar 27

    Yale New Haven Health Details Plans for Treating COVID-19 Patients

    Yale New Haven Health officials said Friday they have several plans in place as the number of COVID-19 cases grows in Connecticut. In New Haven, the hospital is designating the top three floors of the Smilow Cancer Hospital as the place for COVID-19 patients. “This was an enormous undertaking, it went extremely smoothly,” said Dr. Tom Balcezak, Chi...
  • Dept. of Developmental Services Mar 27

    Department of Developmental Services Reports COVID-19 Cases

    Nine people who receive residential services from the state Department of Developmental Services have tested positive for COVID-19, and one of them has died, the department confirmed Friday. The person who died was a man from the Torrington facility. “My deepest condolences to the family and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy,” said DDS Com...
  • Southington Mar 27

    Longtime Southington Grocery Store Reopens a Year After Fire

    A year after fire gutted a neighborhood grocery store in Southington, it’s back open for business. The grand opening of Tops Marketplace in Southington couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Ninety-minutes before they were set to open their doors Friday, more than a dozen people were already lined up outside. “When we opened the door you just...
  • coronavirus Mar 27

    How You Can Help Others During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Looking for ways you can help your neighbor and the community during the pandemic?  Below are organizations across the state who are in need of donations, volunteers and resources to continue to help the community and assist those in need. The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Red Cross i...
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Mar 26

    Connecticut Finds Ways to Thank First Responders During Coronavirus Pandemic

    In a time of crisis, people find a way to come together, even if it must be at a distance, and that is happening in communities across Connecticut. Residents and businesses dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are making sure first responders know that they are appreciated. These are just some examples. In Vernon, New England Pizza ...
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