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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Connecticut Resident Diagnosed With COVID-19; Private Labs In New York Will Test For Virus

Jessica Hill
Associated Press

Here’s the latest on the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the region:


The first Connecticut resident has been diagnosed with the disease. Governor Ned Lamont says the Wilton resident contracted the disease in California and is being treated at Danbury Hospital.




Two Connecticut health care workers who live in New York have been diagnosed. One is a doctor who made rounds at Bridgeport Hospital, and the other is a worker who was at both Danbury and Norwalk Hospital.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says there are 108 cases in New York State, most tied to the Westchester County lawyer.


Suffolk County has its first case, and there are now seven people who have been diagnosed in Nassau County. SUNY students who returned this weekend from studying abroad in Italy will be voluntarily quarantined at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here.