BETHEL, CT — The state Division of Public Well being has confirmed there are 11 instances of the brand new coronavirus within the City, as of Friday.
First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker mentioned the COVID-19 sufferers are underneath the care of their private physicians and following the therapy and residential isolation tips as advisable by the Facilities for Illness Management.
Gov. Ned Lamont and public well being officers mentioned there have been 27 deaths and 173 individuals are hospitalized. The governor mentioned, “it is the start of the surge.” There have been six new deaths reported prior to now day, Lamont mentioned.
The full variety of constructive instances is the “largest quantity” but, in line with Lamont, however the proportion of constructive assessments was “decrease” at 15 %. Officers additionally mentioned that the coronavirus could hit its peak in Connecticut in the course of the second week of April.
The governor has declared a “Keep Secure, Keep House” program. All non-life-sustaining companies in Connecticut have been closed, and Lamont has requested Connecticut residents to restrict social gatherings to simply 5 individuals. He has positioned further restrictions on retail operations:
- Restaurant cost and pickup operations are restricted to the doorway of consumers or third occasion supply personnel into places to the minimal extent mandatory to select up and/or pay for orders, use touchless cost programs, and require distant ordering and cost.
- Retail operations which were allowed to stay open and allow clients inside are required to take acceptable and cheap measures to make sure clients keep six toes distance between one another, and handle ensuing strains to keep up such distance whereas individuals wait to enter. Employers could not require workers to put objects in clients’ reusable luggage, and the tax on single-use checkout has been suspended.
- All firearm transactions have to be performed by appointment solely.
Bethel Public Faculties are closed till April 20.
The Bethel Library is closed. Residents could can obtain ebooks, and audiobooks, magazines, and TV reveals by means of OverDrive, RB Digital or Hoopla. Anybody with questions or who wants help with digital sources could name 203-794-8756 or e-mail [email protected]
Extra data is obtainable from the Bethel Infoline at 203-794-8530, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday by means of Friday, and on the internet.
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