33 dead of coronavirus in CT, 1,524 cases confirmed

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CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — On Saturday, March 28, Governor Lamont confirmed 33 people have died in the state as a result of the coronavirus, and 233 more Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total to 1,524.

205 people in Connecticut have been hospitalized.


As of Friday, March 27, 27 people have died in the state as a result of the coronavirus, and 279 more Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total to 1,291.

Governor Ned Lamont says that 173 people have been hospitalized and more than 8,400 Covid-19 tests have been performed statewide.

Below is a county breakdown of positive coronavirus tests:

  • Fairfield County: 752
  • Hartford County: 189
  • Litchfield County: 52
  • Middlesex County: 25
  • New Haven County: 222
  • New London County: 15
  • Tolland County: 33
  • Windham County: 3

As of Thursday, March 26, 21 people have died in Connecticut as a result of the coronavirus, and 1012 have tested positive and 125 have been hospitalized.

Below is a county breakdown of positive coronavirus tests:

  • Fairfield County: 607
  • Hartford County: 138
  • Litchfield County: 44
  • Middlesex County: 18
  • New Haven County: 156
  • New London County: 13
  • Tolland County: 33
  • Windham County:3

During a news conference, Governor Ned Lamont said tests will first be given to those with critical symptoms and are in the hospital then it will be first responders.

He also said that people need to keep gathers to five or less. For example, five people may take a walk together but they need to practice social distancing.

Lamont said he will temporarily suspend the 10 cent tax on single-use grocery bags. It is not clear when the tax will be lifted.


As of Wednesday, March 25, 19 people have died in Connecticut as a result of the coronavirus, and 875 have tested positive.

Below is a county breakdown of positive coronavirus tests:

  • Fairfield County: 546
  • New Haven County: 127
  • Hartford County: 116
  • Litchfield County: 33
  • Tolland County: 27
  • Middlesex County: 15
  • New London County: 9
  • Windham County: 2

The hot-spot remains Fairfield County.

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The most affected age group is individuals age 50-59, and the least affected age group is children age 10 and younger.

To see the stats yourself from Governor Ned Lamont, click here.


As of Tuesday, March 24, 12 people have died of coronavirus in the state, 618 have tested positive and 71 have been hospitalized.

Below is a county breakdown of positive coronavirus tests:

  • Fairfield County: 384
  • Hartford County: 88
  • Litchfield County: 22
  • Middlesex County: 8
  • New Haven County: 89
  • New London County: 6
  • Tolland County: 19
  • Windham County: 2

As of Monday, March 23, 10 people have died of coronavirus in Connecticut and 415 have tested positive.

As of Monday, 4,500 tests have been conducted across the state.

Approximately 54 people have been hospitalized.

Drive-through testing sites have been added at 5 more hospitals, bringing the statewide total of these alternate testing locations to 21.

Below is a county breakdown of positive coronavirus tests:

  • Fairfield County: 270
  • Hartford County: 61
  • Litchfield County: 13
  • Middlesex County: 8
  • New Haven County: 41
  • New London County: 4
  • Tolland County: 16
  • Windham County: 2

Governor Lamont announced Sunday evening that 104 more Connecticut residents tested positive for the highly-contagious COVID-19, bringing the state total to 327.

Breakdown of cases per county:

  • Fairfield County: 208
  • Hartford County: 54
  • Litchfield County: 12
  • Middlesex County: 6
  • New Haven County: 29
  • New London County: 3
  • Tolland County: 14
  • Windham County: 1

Two new cases were reported Sunday in New Haven: the city’s first pediatric patient – age 10 – and a homeless man who was being treated for the virus and ran from the hospital. Police later found him.

New Britain’s Mayor Erin Stewart confirmed the city had their first positive case of COVID-19. The individual was treated at UConn Health and released to quarantine in their home for 14 days with their family.

Newtown’s First Selectman Dan Rosenthal announced in a phone call that a Newtown resident tested positive and is recovering at home under self-quarantine.

After the governor’s statewide update, the Town of Groton Police Department said a 52-year-old female resident was diagnosed with COVID-19. Old Saybrook also confirmed their first case Sunday evening and were not included in the 327 total from the governor’s office earlier in the day.

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Governor Ned Lamont announced Saturday evening that 29 more Connecticut residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total in the state to 223.

Here is a breakdown of the cases per county:

  • Fairfield County: 140
  • Hartford County: 35
  • Litchfield County: 11
  • Middlesex County: 6
  • New Haven County: 24
  • New London County: 1
  • Tolland County: 5
  • Windham County: 1

A fifth death has also been reported, the first in Tolland County. The individual has been identified as a man in his 80’s who was a resident at a nursing home in Stafford Springs. He received treatment at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

According to Lamont’s office, more than 3,100 people have been tested in both state and private laboratories. Forty-three people have been hospitalized.

The Uncas Health District confirmed the first positive case in their district, a 43-year-old male Norwich resident. All eight counties in Connecticut have reported cases.


Governor Ned Lamont has announced that as of Friday, March 20, there are 194 confirmed coronavirus cases and four fatalities due to the virus in Connecticut.

Here is a breakdown of the cases per county:

  • Fairfield County: 122
  • Hartford County: 29
  • Litchfield County: 8
  • Middlesex County 5
  • New Haven County: 23
  • Tolland County: 4
  • Windham County: 2

On Friday, it was also announced that West Hartford, Enfield and East Lyme all their first confirmed cases of Covid-19.

A Bristol Health employee tested positive for COVID-19. The company said the person is not a Bristol resident and is at home on self-quarantine.

Staff is working to notify those who were working closely with the individual and plans to launch employee screenings.


Enfield Town Manager Christoper Bromson confirmed Enfield’s first positive case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 160.

Here is a breakdown of the cases per county:

  • Fairfield County: 102
  • Hartford County: 19
  • Litchfield County: 7
  • Middlesex County 3
  • New Haven County: 23
  • Tolland County: 4
  • Windham County: 2

According to Enfield Town Manager Bromson, the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 involves a 26-year-old Enfield resident. Some of those other cases include four Hartford police officers, six Bridgeport residents and Meriden’s first resident, which were all announced earlier Thursday.

There have been two coronavirus-related deaths in the state.


On Wednesday, March 18, Governor Ned Lamont announced Connecticut had its first coronavirus death: an 88-year-old man.

There are currently 96 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

  • Fairfield County: 69
  • Hartford County: 11
  • Litchfield County: 5
  • Middlesex County 1
  • New Haven County: 10

Governor Ned Lamont has announced on Tuesday afternoon that 68 Connecticut residents have tested positive for coronavirus.

As of Tuesday, March 17 the total number of patients who tested positive (including presumptive positive) is 68.

  • Fairfield County: 48
  • Hartford County: 7
  • Litchfield County: 5
  • New Haven County: 8

On Tuesday, Madison officials announced that a student attending Grove School, who lives in the New York area, tested positive for COVID-19. That student was isolated and sent home.

According to the State’s Chief Epidemiologist, Dr. Cartter, the number of infected is likely much higher than the current number recorded, and that with more testing centers opening the number of positive cases are likely to spike.

The governor reiterated that though several hospitals in the state are holding coronavirus testing stations, only those with doctor prescriptions can drive through.

Dr. Matthew Cartter with the Connecticut Department of Public Health said staff at hospitals in the state are working hard around the clock.

“Not very far away from here in Greenwich Connecticut, in Greenwich Hospital, they are working 24/7; the doctors nurses and others haven’t been sleeping for days, they are totally full, same with Danberry and Bridgeport Hospital,” he said.

Lamont also said state officials are trying to figure out how to get more hospital staff and beds.

“Our team is looking at facilities when it comes to university dorms, when it comes to hotel space, we think we have enough capacity, but we are thinking a little bit about the outside mash type units which will be easier drive-by clinics.”

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Waterbury has confirmed the city’s first positive case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 68.

The Director of Emergency Management confirms to News 8 that a woman in her late twenties has tested positive for coronavirus.

The woman was referred by her doctor to get tested at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and her test came back positive for Covid-19.


On Monday, Governor Ned Lamont said that 200 employees of Nuvance Health may have come into contact with coronavirus and are staying home for quarantine. Several of those hospitals are in Connecticut — one of which is in Danbury where a worker who lived in New York state tested positive for COVID-19.

Governor Lamont signed another executive order Monday.

Monday’s order takes the following actions beginning 8 p.m. Monday, March 16:

  • Revises the previously enacted prohibition on large gatherings to a capacity of 50 people, and adds religious gatherings to the list of activities subject to the limit.
  • Limits restaurants to non-alcoholic beverage and take-out/delivery services only.
  • Requires closure of on-site operations at off-track betting facility operations.
  • Requires closure of gyms, fitness studios, and movie theaters.
  • Drive-through testing has been approved at seven Connecticut hospitals.
  • Healthcare providers are being granted a streamlined approval process to accelerate the availability of COVID-19-related treatment and services.
  • State Department of Education has been working with school districts on developing distance learning plans, as well as ensuring students have access to nutritious meals.

Governor Lamont announced Sunday he is issuing a full closure of all public schools beginning Tuesday, March 17 for at least two weeks to mitigate the spread of the highly-contagious coronavirus.

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Last Sunday, six new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Connecticut.

One of the new cases in CT is a faculty member at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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Another patient tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday is a Hartford man in his 50s.

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On Saturday, there were 20 people in Connecticut who tested positive for coronavirus.

Two of the new cases are residents of Norwalk and New Haven. A third new case, identified this weekend, is a male who was treated at UConn Health.

Below is a list of cases in the state:

  1. Wilton resident, age: 40/50s
  2. New Canaan man, age: 65
  3. Westport woman, age: 50/60s
  4. Stamford woman, age: 60s (recently returned from Italy)
  5. Stratford child, age: school-age
  6. Bethlehem woman, age: 30s
  7. Bethlehem man, age: 60s
  8. Westport woman, age: 40s
  9. Darien man, age: 50s
  10. Greenwich man, age: 40s
  11. Greenwich man, age: 20s
  12. Rocky Hill woman, age: 80s
  13. Norwalk man, age: 40s
  14. New Haven Resident
  15. Hartford man, age: 50s
  16. ECSU faculty member
  17. Waterbury woman, age: 20s
  18. *According to state authorities, Connecticut has 42 positive cases of Coronavirus as of 03/17/20*

On Saturday, Governor Lamont signed an executive order, which declares the following:

  • Relaxes in-person open meeting requirements to minimize large gatherings, with safeguards to provide remote public access;
  • Allows pharmacists to compound and sell hand sanitizer;
  • Waives requirements for pharmacists to use certain personal protective equipment when working with non-hazardous, sterile compounds;
  • Authorizes refunds of liquor permit fees for special events that have since been canceled;
  • Waives face-to-face interview requirements for Temporary Family Assistance;
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Early Childhood to waive certain licensing and other requirements to maintain and increase the availability of childcare; and
  • Authorizes the Office of Health Strategy to waive Certificates of Need and other requirements to ensure adequate availability of healthcare resources and facilities.

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Hartford HealthCare and Mayor Luke Bronin announced Hartford had its first positive case Friday night. The person is a woman from Rocky Hill, who is in her 80s. She is being treated at Hartford Hospital.

Earlier, Griffin Health Services in Derby said a community-based physician tested positive for coronavirus.

“This physician was not in his office and did not see patients in the 24-hour period prior to exhibiting symptoms; therefore, public health officials determined that no action is needed with regard to the physician’s patients or office staff at this time,” officials said in a news release. “The physician is being quarantined consistent with health officials’ recommendations.”

It is unclear at this time if that case was included in the numbers earlier in the day.

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For the first time, the data included tests from both the DPH State Laboratory and private laboratories.


Schools across the state are taking precautions and are closing to do a deep clean.

For the full list of schools closing around the state, click here.

Lamont said in light of the extent of the outbreak, he has now signed an executive order that prohibits all gatherings across the state with more than 250 people. This applies to all social and recreational activities including community, civic, leisure, sports, parades, concerts, festivals, movie screenings, conventions, fundraisers, and similar activities.

Additionally, as schools continue to close across the state, Lamont has modified a state law requiring schools to be in session for 180 days or by June 30, 2020, at the latest.

The executive order also modifies visitor restrictions in all nursing and convalescent homes in the state by clarifying what visitors must be allowed to protect the health of residents.

In addition, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can now extend licensing renewal deadlines to reduce large crowds at DMV branches and relaxes restrictions on certain trucks carrying relief supplies. The DMV is ordering a 90-day extension on all license renewals.

The governor’s order also relaxes attendance rules for police academy trainees.

At a press conference Thursday, Dr. Cartter, the State’s Chief Epidemiologist, also announced that Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps are now up and running to test patients for COVID-19 with a doctor’s order. Prior to this expansion, he said, his state lab was limited to five researchers testing around 40-60 patient kits per day. He says local hospitals are set to follow suit.

Governor Lamont also announced the launch of a new Connecticut joint information center to provide information on the state’s response to COVID-19. The JIC is intended to provide school districts, hospitals, municipalities, medical providers, the business community, and others with a resource they can use to find specific information on the state’s response to the outbreak.

It can be contacted around the clock by calling (860) 754-8342.

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