Moynihan Details COVID-19 Community Transmission Signs; Two More Confirmed Cases Over Weekend [UPDATE]
[Note: This article was updated at 9 a.m. Tuesday with information regarding a new positive COVID-19 case residing in New Canaan.]
New Canaan has had two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus reported since Friday, state health data show. The uptick—to 217 total cases, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health—follows the detailing by New Canaan’s highest elected official of signs of community transmission of coronavirus disease.
The town had nine new positive COVID cases reported last week, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a town-wide outcall Friday. Echoing New Canaan Health Director Jenn Eielson, he noted that despite one-off positive cases in the public schools, the district has not seen the virus spread among those within its buildings. “[W]e must remain vigilant in protecting our students and faculty in order to keep our schools open,” Moynihan said. It wasn’t immediately clear what ages the two new cases represent or whether the individuals are related to each other.