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THE LATEST: COVID-19 cases rise to 327 | News


Coronavirus is impacting the entire country, including Connecticut. Below is a breakdown of developments as they happen:

The number of confirmed cases stood at 327 as of Sunday evening, according to state leaders. 

A breakdown of the state’s cases can be seen here.

March 22 

9:50 p.m. 

Officials have confirmed a case of coronavirus at ESPN in Bristol. 

A spokesperson says the individual has not been in the office since March 13. 

9:15 p.m. 

State officials released a guide explaining which businesses are considered essential and non-essential on the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Executive Order. 

The order goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m. and orders all non-essential businesses to close. 

To see the full breakdown of what is considered essential and non-essential, click here.

6:30 p.m. 

Governor Lamont has announced three more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total in the state to eight.

Five have died in Fairfield County, two in Tolland County, and one in Hartford County.

The number of positive cases has risen to 327: 208 in Fairfield County, 54 in Hartford County, 12 in Litchfield County, 6 in Middlesex County, 29 in New Haven County, 3 in New London County, 14 in Tolland County, and 1 in Windham County.

Of those cases, 51 are hospitalized.

Click here for a breakdown from the state.

4:55 p.m. 

Officials in New Haven confirmed two new cases in the city, bringing the total number to 12. 

A homeless man that tested positive had escaped care at the hospital and is now in police custody. 

A child has also tested positive for COVID-19.

3:50 p.m. 

Town officials announced two new cases of coronavirus in Stratford. A male in his 40s and a female in her 80s have tested positive. 

Officials say the child that previously tested positive has recovered.

2:55 p.m. 

Officials with Day Kimball Hospital confirmed that an obsetrics and gynecology physician tested positive for the coronavirus on March 19. The Day Kimball Hospital is working to contain the case and safeguard the well being of its patients, volunteers, visitors, and staff.

2:50 p.m. 

Fairfield University announced online classes will continue for the rest of the spring semester. 

The school’s residence life team will contact students on Monday with instructions on when students can pick up their belongings. 

The 2020 Commencement will not be held in May as scheduled, but the school is making arrangements for them to be held at a later date.

2:45 p.m. 

Officials confirmed there are 5 patients at the Evergreen Health Center in Stafford Springs that tested positive for COVID-19. Four patients are in the center and one is in the hospital. 

1:25 p.m.

The Newtown Health District announced the town’s first case of COVID-19. Officials say that the patient, a woman between the ages of 25 and 49, is currently isolated and recovering at home. The district is also working on notifying all those that have recently come in contact with her. 

8:05 a.m.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced on Twitter the city’s first confirmed case of coronavirus. Mayor Stewart says that they were treated at UConn Medical Center and were later released. They are now quarantined in their home for 14 days and are working with the city’s public health department. Mayor Stewart adds that the party is resting and doing well.

March 21

8:40 p.m.

Governor Ned Lamont is asking residents to consider signing up for the CTAlert system for phone and text message update about emergency alerts in the state. Find out more information here.  

7:45 p.m. 

Governor Lamont has announced another coronavirus-related death. This brings the total to five in the state. 

The person who died is a man in his 80s who was a resident of a nursing home in Stafford Springs. He had been receiving treatment at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

The number of positive cases has risen to 223: 140 in Fairfield County; 35 in Hartford County; 11 in Litchfield County; 24 in New Haven County; 6 in Middlesex County; 5 in Tolland County; 1 in New London County, 1 in Windham County.

Of those cases, 43 people are hospitalized. 

6:10 p.m. 

Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim confirms the city’s first positive case of COVID-19. The 50-year-old man is self-isolating at home. 

5:45 p.m. 

The Department of Public Health has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 within the jurisdiction of the Uncas Health District. The patient is a 42-year-old Norwich resident.

2:35 p.m.

The University of Hartford says remote instruction will continue through the end of the Spring semester. Students that remain on campus during Spring break have been asked to return home. Click or tap here for additional information.

9:30 a.m.

Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is extending the filing and payment deadline for personal income tax returns 90 days, to July 15, 2020. The extension also applies to Connecticut estimated income tax payments for the first and second quarters of 2020. For more, click here.

March 20

8:15 p.m.

Governor Ned Lamont…



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