Elderly New Canaan man is state's 3rd coronavirus victim

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 21:18
Written by The Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) -A third case of COVID-19 was diagnosed Wednesday in an elderly New Canaan man.

State epidemiologist Matthew Cartter said that person had no known contact with anyone who had the virus and is considered to be the state’s first “community” case.

Cartter said he believes cases of the disease will soon be too numerous for the state to conduct individual investigations.

“If you have a fever, for example, and you are in the southwest part of the state, you should assume you have COVID-19,” he said. “You don’t need a test to tell you that’s what you have. You should assume that is the illness that you have.”

Cartter said he expect the virus will be seasonal with waves in the spring and fall, but has no way to know that for certain. He also said that he expects there will be fatalities in Connecticut.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 21:18. Updated: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 21:21.