In this evening's COVID community update, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan reported that since last Thursday evening, there have been 4 new positive cases of COVID-19 among New Canaan residents. The 4 new positive cases range in age from 22 to 57 years old; 2 males and 2 females.
"It is important to note that two of the new cases were young adults who tested in late June and the first week of July and were delayed reports to the State database, and the other two were middle-aged adults who underwent pre-procedure screening tests at area hospitals. All four of these subsequently retested negative and were asymptomatic throughout," he said.
Updated information about our cumulative local cases is available on the Town website newcanaan.info under the COVID-19 tab.
In addition, Moynihan said there have been media reports this week about young adults in neighboring towns who attended large party gatherings and subsequently tested positive in large numbers. And Stamford Hospital this week reports 10 new Covid-19 patient admissions whereas the prior week they were down to zero COVID patients for the first time since March.
"This is concerning but we don’t know yet whether it represents a regional spike that could indicate the pandemic is returning which could delay re-opening plans including school re-opening in August. We again ask parents to please caution your teens and young adults against attending parties and large social gatherings that can spread the coronavirus and endanger our whole community. As we see in our neighboring communities, one case can lead to many cases very rapidly," said Moynihan.
The CT Travel Advisory has been extended to 34 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington DC. We remind you that if you travel to any of these states you must quarantine for 14 days when you return to Connecticut per the Governor’s Executive Order.
For more information, go to the State’s COVID-19 portal at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel.
Moynihan reminds residents to please remember to wear masks in public places, maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more everywhere, and wash or sanitize hands frequently when in contact with public surfaces.