Six more Fairfield County residents have died as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
In Norwalk, there were five new deaths, Mayor Harry Rilling reported, bringing the total to 15 since the outbreak.
In New Canaan, Director of Emergency Management Mike Handler said that there was one new confirmed COVID-19 death, bringing the town's total to six.
Rilling said that there could be more bad news on the forefront, as cases are expected to spike in the month of April.
“My heart aches as we continue to lose our neighbors and friends as a result of this horrible virus," he said in a statement.
"I cannot imagine what these families and loved ones are feeling in this moment, but I know our entire community joins them in mourning.
“While we might be finding our new routine, health experts are predicting April will be a really difficult month in Connecticut with more positive cases, additional stress to the health care system, and unfortunately, more deaths.
Statewide, there are more than 3,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut. There have been 429 deaths, and 766 patients are currently hospitalized. There have been 1,986 confirmed cases in Fairfield County, which resulted in 46 deaths.
Handler praised the community for their efforts in helping others during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“It should come as no surprise that we have more than 200 volunteers working with our Human Services team. Between our volunteer and senior pairing program and our food pantry we are currently serving groceries to over 210 residents,” he said. “Additionally, our outreach program makes regular contact with over 1,300 seniors.”
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