Second presumptive positive case of coronavirus announced in Connecticut

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CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — State officials have announced the second presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Connecticut.

New 8 is working on learning more information; however, officials say the person is from the Bridgeport area but is not a city resident.

Currently, the person is being cared for at Bridgeport Hospital.

More information will become available once that person and their family have been notified.

The first presumptive positive case was announced on Sunday afternoon.

The person is a Wilton resident between the ages of 40-50-years-old who is being treated at Danbury Hospital.

The tests will be sent out to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further testing.

So far, the CT Dept of Public Health Laboratory has completed 56 tests.

On Monday, Governor Ned Lamont announced that the state received a second testing kit which contains 600 tests for COVID-19, meaning the state will be able to test approximately 1,200 patients at the state lab. The lab can complete 15 to 20 tests per day.

He also called on city and town leaders to cancel public events over concerns of contracting or spreading the virus.

Lamont is also encouraging schools to consider playing sporting events in empty gymnasiums and arenas and streaming them online.

Residents are encouraged to go one the state’s website for more information pertaining to the virus.

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