Army Sets Up Field Hospital in Danbury, 875 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton just tweeted the photo you see here with the caption "Army getting ready to set up Field Hospital at Danbury Hospital."

According to Mayor Mark, the Field Hospital will not be taking people from New York or other areas, "It's to deal with a triage system the hospital is set up as well as an overflow area for people who might now require may not require hospitalization but may have symptoms of COVID-19," Mayor Mark says.

In the Town of Ridgefield's latest update, Health Director Ed Briggs confirmed 42 Covid-19 active cases in Ridgefield with ages ranging from 19-89.  "In the last 24 hours we have had 8 new positive cases. We currently have an additional death (not from the Route 7 care facility, which still has 17 active cases), bringing us to three losses. The facility on Route 7 has assured me that they are taking optimal health and safety measures.  The facility also remains on lockdown to all visitors at this time," Briggs said.

According to the most recent update from the State of Connecticut, (today, March 25), a total of 875 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Cases have been reported in all 8 Connecticut counties. One hundred and thirteen patients were hospitalized, and 19 residents have died (12 in Fairfield County, 2 in Hartford County, 2 in New Haven County and 3 in Tolland County).

To view cases per town and additional details, visit State of CT online here.

In his Live Facebook update to the community, Mayor Mark said that 63 Danbury positive cases of COVID-19 in Danbury. He said that the War Memorial has been set up to offer shelter to the local homeless population. 

*Image courtesy Mayor Mark Twitter @MayorMark



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