CT newborn tests positive for coronavirus
UPDATE: A “database error” caused a coronavirus patient to be incorrectly classified as a newborn child, First Selectman Chris Kervick said Tuesday. Read story here.
WINDSOR LOCKS — A newborn child tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Windsor Locks First Selectman Chris Kervick.
“We received notice from our Health Director this morning that the Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed an additional positive test results for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving a Windsor Locks resident. The case involves a newborn child,” Kervick said in a statement on Sunday.
Kervick said no further information on the newborn would be released.
The positive test result brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Windsor Locks to eight.
In light of the diagnosis, Kervick took to Facebook to warn residents that he fears the community has entered “a period of sustained community transmission of COVID-19.”
“It would be unreasonable to assume that these eight people are the only persons afflicted with COVID-19 in town. With regard to precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, residents should already be following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Department of Public Health,” Kervick said.