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Lamont Takes 'Hard Look' At COVID-19 Outbreak At Norwich Nursing Home

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Chris Ehrmann
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AP

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home has left one resident dead and 12 other residents infected with the virus. The union representing workers at the Three Rivers Rehabilitation Center in Norwich said three employees have also tested positive.

Governor Ned Lamont said the state Department of Public Health is investigating whether a lack of PPEs and poorly followed safety protocols led to the outbreak.

“We are taking a hard look at Norwich, what happened there and how did that infection get into Norwich, and hopefully we detected it early enough and get the people quarantined,” Lamont said.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health said they believe a worker brought the virus into the facility.