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New Haven Coronavirus Update: 119 Cases, Working to Move Homeless Into Hotels

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New Haven now has 119 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Mayor Justin Elicker said Tuesday, and one resident has died.

It was previously reported that two New Haven residents had died, but Elicker said that was a miscommunication with the state Department of Public Health.

As the coronavirus outbreak intensifies, the city is working to move the homeless out of traditional shelters and get them in to hotel rooms, where they can more effectively practice social distancing. The state is pushing for cities to close homeless shelters completely in the interest of the safety of those residents.

All briefings are uploaded to the Mayor’s YouTube Page at

As of Tuesday, more than 3,000 Connecticut residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 69 people have died.

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