Category: Health

CT gov: first coronavirus-related death in state reported; malls closed

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday, an additional 28 Connecticut residents tested positive, bringing the total positive cases reported in the state to 96. Governor Lamont today signed another executive order taking actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, this one: Closes large indoor malls and places of amusement (but not parks and open space areas) effective…

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank today announced it is donating $100,000 to all Feeding America partners across our footprint to help provide meals to those most in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. This donation will assist these partners in maintaining and increasing food distribution in the coming weeks. The Feeding America partners receiving funds are:…

CT gov: positive coronavirus cases in Fairfield County up to 48, more actions taken

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 27 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing…

CT AG: 71 price gouging complaints so far

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today announced that the Office of the Attorney General has received 71 complaints regarding large price hikes on basic supplies like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and toilet paper since Gov. Ned Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies on March 10 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.…

Bridgeport Hospital activating COVID-19 testing site

Bridgeport Hospital will activate a Specimen Collection Center for COVID-19 to ensure “proper testing of patients that have received a physician’s order and that have a scheduled appointment” and minimize the hospital’s exposure to the virus, according to a media release by the City of Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security/Emergency Communications. The…