Middletown, more cities confirm their first coronavirus cases


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim has confirmed the city’s first positive case of coronavirus to News 8 Saturday afternoon.

Mayor Florsheim says the individual is a man in his 50s. The mayor says the man is not showing major symptoms and is “doing fairly well.” He is currently in self-isolation.

“It goes to show a lot of the times people are not going to present major symptoms and can still be contagious,” Mayor Florsheim said.

The man is not sure how he contracted the virus, but he recently traveled to Florida.

The Uncas Health District has confirmed that a Norwich resident has tested positive for the virus Saturday evening. The individual is a 43-year-old male. This is Norwich’s first confirmed coronavirus case.

The town of Orange also confirmed its first case of coronavirus as well Saturday. That individual is an older male who lives in one of the town’s village communities.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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