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New Britain confirms first positive case of COVID-19


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of New Britain has confirmed it’s first positive case of COVID-19 Sunday morning, according to Mayor Erin Stewart.

Mayor Stewart took to Twitter Sunday morning saying the unidentified person was “on the mend and doing well.”

Stewart continued, saying the individual was treated at UConn Medical Center and “released to quarantine in their home for 14 days with their family.”

The Public Health Department in New Britain is in close contact with the individual, who is complying with with all requests.

In light of this first positive case, Mayor Stewart is asking the residents of New Britain to “be vigilant” and “follow all guidelines” from health officials in terms of social-distancing and health safety – if you are sick stay home.

In addition, Mayor Stewart added “As much as we’d like to think there is a big bubble over New Britain, there isn’t. Stay home, stop the spread and think beyond yourself.”

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