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New Haven two new cases of coronavirus: first pediatric case, homeless man who left hospital against medical recommendation

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and health officials announced that the city has two new positive cases of COVID-19: one is a child, the other a homeless individual.

Mayor Justin Elicker announced the city has a total of 12 cases as of Sunday. Two new cases were announced Sunday.

One of those cases is a child age 10. The other is a homeless man age 50 who was in the hospital as part of a detox program.

The man tested positive for COVID-19 and a quarantine order was issued to keep the man at Yale New Haven Hospital during recovery. He left the hospital on foot around 10:40 a.m.

At the end of the Mayor’s daily briefing Sunday, New Haven’s Police Chief announced the man was found and is in police custody. However, police later said they detained the wrong person.

Police then located the 50-year-old missing man with COVID-19 just before 7 p.m. in Milford. New Haven Health Department officials are now working with Milford officials on the case.

On Wednesday, police say the homeless man who left the hospital remains under quarantine and police guard at an undisclosed location in Milford.

Police say for all other residents, they are driving around to make sure individuals and businesses are adhering to social-distancing orders: no gatherings larger than 10 individuals in one place.

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