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COVID-19: Stamford, At Epicenter Of Pandemic In Connecticut, Now Has 1,045 Cases, 23 Deaths

Stamford leads Fairfield County with the number of COVID-19 cases with 1,045.
Stamford leads Fairfield County with the number of COVID-19 cases with 1,045. Photo Credit: CT.gov

Stamford continues to be at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Fairfield County with more than 1,000 confirmed cases and 23 deaths, the most for any city in the state of Connecticut.

According to the latest figures released on Wednesday, April 8 around 6:30 p.m., Stamford had 1,045 COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths.

Officials said Stamford is likely experiencing peak transmission of COVID-19 right now and encouraged residents to stay home and avoid contact with others.

Overall, Fairfield County has the highest number of cases in the state with 4,417 confirmed cases and 155 deaths, state officials said.

Statewide, there were 8,781 total cases of COVID-19 infection reported on Wednesday, 1,000 more than Tuesday, April 7. The death rate was 335.

For residents requiring testing the following four sites are available. Residents should first call 1-833-508-8378 to schedule an appointment.

  • Westhill High School: Operated by City of Stamford’s Department of Health in collaboration with Stamford Health. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stamford Hospital on Bennett Medical Center Campus. Operated by Stamford Health. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 203-276-4111.
  • Cummings Park. Operated by Murphy Medical Associates. Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203-658-6051.
  • 2001 West Main Street. Operated by DOCS Urgent Care. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or call 203-298-4600.

Residents can find the latest data and updates regarding COVID-19 through the state's website or the city's daily newsletter .

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