Connecticut Doctor Tests Positive for Coronavirus Marking Second Case in State – NECN

A man in Connecticut has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the second state-connected case in one day.

The person who is infected is a community doctor who made the rounds at Bridgeport Hospital, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

Lamont said the community doctor showed no signs or symptoms of coronavirus while working with patients and stayed home to monitor himself.

He is also a New York state resident and works in Connecticut, Lamont added.

This marks the second New York State resident working in Connecticut testing positive for coronavirus.

On Friday, a hospital employee who resides in New York and works at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital also tested positive for COVID-19.

She lives in Westchester County and is currently under quarantine, according to the governor. The positive coronavirus test was conducted in New York state. It was originally tested on Wednesday, but the results just came in Friday night.

“We believe she was infected in New York,” Danbury Hospital Director of Operations Kerry Eaton said.

Renee Coleman-Mitchell, commissioner of the state Department of Public Health, said Friday’s case does not officially count as a Connecticut case.

The hospital employee came into contact with a limited number of patients, Eaton said. She was notified that she came into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus, she reported the contact and she was placed on leave.

“We have been preparing for weeks for COVID-19 to reach Connecticut and we should expect more cases in the coming days as this virus reaches every corner of the world.” We continue to encourage everyone to take simple but important precautions, such as frequent hand washing, avoiding shaking hands, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying home when sick,” Lamont said in a statement Saturday.

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