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Norwich Hospitals Reinstate Visitor Restrictions Following Increased COVID Cases

Norwich, Conn., City Hall
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Norwich, Conn., City Hall

In Norwich, Connecticut, the William W. Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital will reinstate visitor restrictions for all inpatient and outpatient locations after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

The state Department of Health issued a COVID-19 alert for the city which reported 27 new cases on Thursday, the highest daily report since the pandemic began.

Donna Handley, president of Backus and Windham Hospitals tells Norwich Bulletin they are doing everything they can to protect residents from this health crisis and maintaining safe facilities.

The spike in cases in Norwich led to an increase in testing sites over the weekend.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.