Watch Good Morning Connecticut

DMHAS commissioner tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon has tested positive for COVID-19.

The DMHAS reported Tuesday the commissioner has tested positive for the virus and is in self-isolation.

“While I am experiencing mild symptoms, I am able to rest and safely quarantine at home,” said Commissioner Delphin-Rittmon. “I have had limited face-to-face contact with co-workers due to teleworking and I have been in daily contact with the team at DMHAS. I am grateful my colleagues in the office have not been exposed,” she concluded.

Tuesday, the DMHAS also released aggregate data of the reported number of lab-confirmed COVID cases in inpatients and staff within the state’s inpatient facilities.

The DMHAS reports they “operate over 760 mental health and substance use beds and employs approximately 3,300 staff throughout its statewide service system.”

Of those patients and staff, since March 1, 2020, 87 inpatients have tested positive and 160 staff members have tested positive for the virus.

For more information, visit the DMHAS COVID-19 Response webpage at

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Holiday shopping a little different due to pandemic but shoppers already turning out ahead of official Black Friday

News /

Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition Inc. uses Concert For Recovery grant to help people with opioid addiction

News /

Salvation Army feeds the hungry this Thanksgiving

News /

I-84 W exit 49 on-ramp in Hartford closed due to rollover

News /

City of Hartford releases 'After the Clouds' documentary highlighting those who went above and beyond during pandemic

News /

Critics say governor's $10k fine on businesses that violate COVID-19 protocols is gut punch to those already struggling

News /
More Hartford

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss