First Positive Case of COVID-19 Reported In Norwich

This article was published on: 03/21/20 10:20 PM by Mike Minarsky

First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed

Today, the Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 within the jurisdiction of the Uncas Health District. The individual, an Norwich resident, is a 43-year-old male.

“Positive cases of COVID-19 within our jurisdiction have been expected, as community transmission of the virus continues to occur in Connecticut. The Uncas Health District and its staff will assure that all appropriate CDC protocols regarding positive cases and potential contacts are followed.” said Patrick McCormack, Uncas Health District’s Director of Health.

The Uncas Health District continues to promote social distancing as the best way to slow the spread of the virus. “We remind the community that it is important to be proactive and continue efforts to distance themselves from others .” said McCormack. Social distancing is crucial in helping to reduce the spread of the virus and limit the number of people who are infected.

The Uncas Health District continues to work with local and state partners to prepare for widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Residents and businesses are urged to access up-to-date information regarding the pandemic from reputable sources including the Uncas Health District website (www.uncashd.org), Facebook (@UncasHealthDistrict), Twitter (@UncasHealth).

5 Responses to “First Positive Case of COVID-19 Reported In Norwich”

  1. PETER P MERCIER

    All I can say is I hope the person recovers quickly. This is scary

  2. Draskinn

    Half this town works for one casino or the other it would be really helpful to know where he works.

  3. Barbara

    Although HIPPA regulations don’t allow for this person’s privacy to be made public, giving this info only increases the anxiety level of those concerned. Wouldn’t it be right to allow people, who may have been in contact with this person, to know. Not knowing and getting the virus could cause them death, too. (Not saying that all cases of the virus transmission is killing everyone it comes in contact with.)
    You have laws when it comes to transmitting certain diseases where people should be notified . This virus should be one of them.

  4. Kathy

    Whether this guy worked or is homeless isn’t the point. I can assume as a human, he went out into public & possibly into stores sometime in the past two weeks, as did I!! He may have given his money to a cashier who then gave it to me in my change. It is everywhere, not on just this one guy!
    Social distance means stay away from people unless they live with you!!
    STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!!

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