First New Haven Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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NEW HAVEN, CT – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and Health Director Maritza Bond announced that the City had its first New Haven resident confirmed as having the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Additionally, Yale-New Haven Hospital has tested three other non-New Haven residents that have tested positive for COVID-19.

“We have been notified that one New Haven resident and three others have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Yale-New Haven Hospital system,” stated Health Director, Maritza Bond. “The New Haven resident will remain under self-isolation, and we will provide updates on these cases,” she concluded.

“We have been anticipating this inevitable moment and anticipate many more cases. I want to, again, stress the vital importance of following guidelines from our medical professionals, the CDC, and our chief health professionals at City Hall,” reminded Mayor Justin Elicker. “To reduce the chance of getting the virus: please stay away from large crowds, wash your hands, maintain social distancing of six feet and avoid shaking hands,” he stated. “Furthermore, if you think you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, do not show up at your primary care physician without contacting them first over the phone. Our team at City Hall is working to respond to this rapidly developing situation and anticipate we will implement additional measures in the coming days to keep our residents safe and healthy,” he concluded.

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