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New Haven Now Has 992 Cases of Coronavirus, 27 Deaths

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker announced Saturday that the city now has 992 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 27 deaths.

16 New Haven firefighters have tested positive for coronavirus, which is an increase of a couple from Friday, according to Elicker. Six police officers in the Elm City have also tested positive for the virus.

"New Haven is a city that wants to step up and help our neighbors in a time of crisis," Elicker said.

Elicker and Governor Ned Lamont visited the state's first rapid COVID-19 testing center in New Haven on Saturday. The center opened on Friday.

Gov. Ned Lamont said the state has formed a partnership with CVS Health for free rapid COVID-19 tests for eligible Connecticut residents.

New Haven's Financial Empowerment Center is now offering virtual individualized coaching and counseling for specific financial issues with trained and certified counselors. The center is designed to help families with financial troubles. For those who would like to learn more about these services, call the center at 203-946-8523.

Elicker emphasized that many small businesses are being impacted dramatically by COVID-19 in the state.

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

The state of Connecticut has had 16,809 confirmed cases and 1,036 deaths.

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