It has been one year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Connecticut, changing the state, and country, forever.
On March 8, 2020, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced the first laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Wilton man who was treated at Danbury Hospital.
Following the first case, what some thought was going to be a quick blip in history turned into a yearlong battle that has left thousands dead and even more with potentially permanent medical concerns.
A year later, there have now been COVID-19 cases reported in 285,330 Connecticut residents, including 265,709 laboratory-confirmed and 19,621 probable cases.
There are still 428 COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals, and there have been 7,704 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
As of Monday, March 8, a breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases by county:
- Fairfield County: 81,783;
- New Haven: 72,947;
- Hartford: 71,020;
- New London: 19,445;
- Litchfield: 11,293;
- Middlesex: 10,594;
- Windham: 9,294;
- Tolland: 7,294;
- Unknown: 982.
More specific data, by community, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
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