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First Omicron COVID-19 case detected in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont announced that the first case of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron has been detected in the state. According to the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory, a man in his ’60s from Hartford County developed symptoms on November 27 and tested positive for COVID-19 on November 29. A molecular […]
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Connecticut confirms first Omicron case, linked back to NYC convention

The first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been confirmed in Connecticut — and it’s linked back to Manhattan, the Constitution State’s governor announced on Saturday. A fully vaccinated man in his 60s from Hartford County developed “mild symptoms” on Nov. 27 after coming in contact with a family...

Connecticut Reports First Confirmed Case Of Omicron Variant

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) —  Connecticut has reported its first case of the Omicron variant. State officials said Saturday that a man in his 60s from Hartford County developed mild symptoms on Nov. 27. He took an at-home COVID test and tested positive on Nov. 29, then took a molecular test on Dec. 1, which also came back positive. The man is fully vaccinated. In a statement, Gov. Ned Lamont said, “This likely is not the only case of the variant in the state. That being said, I must urge everyone in Connecticut not to panic. While we are still learning more about this...
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Omicron variant of coronavirus arrives in Connecticut

The first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant has been confirmed in Connecticut. The case involves a Hartford County man in his 60s, who developed mild symptoms Nov. 27, Gov. Ned Lamont announced in a news release Saturday night. An at-home test showed the man was positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 29, and a subsequent molecular test was positive on Dec. 1, it said. Sequencing performed at the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory confirmed the presence of the omicron variant.
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Omicron variant detected in CT.

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Gov. Lamont has confirmed the first case of the omicron variant has been detected in the state. The Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory confirmed it. The case involves a man in his 60s from Hartford County. He developed mild symptoms on November 27 and received a...
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CT Man Charged With Kidnapping After Trying to Enter Canada Without Valid Covid-19 Test

A Connecticut man who tried to enter Canada with a 16-year-old girl he allegedly abducted in their home state has been charged with kidnapping, according to court documents. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Friday says the 19-year-old man was apprehended by U.S. border agents at the Highgate Springs port of entry on Thursday after he and the girl were refused entry to Canada.

CT announces first confirmed case of COVID-19 omicron variant

HARTFORD, C.T. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced the state’s first case of the omnicron variant of COVID-19 Saturday. “We presumed it was already in our state and the information we received from the lab today confirms that fact,” Lamont said. “This likely is not the only case of the variant in the state. That being […]

Omicron: Washington state, Wisconsin, Connecticut report 1st cases of COVID-19 variant

Washington state, Wisconsin and Connecticut have reported their first cases of the omicron coronavirus variant. According to KIRO-TV, the Washington State Department of Health announced Saturday that three people in the state have tested positive for the variant, including a man in his 30s from Thurston County, a man in his 20s from Pierce County, and a woman in her 20s from King County.

Opinion: CT must adapt to new work-life balance

In the post-COVID era, the way we look at our residents and specifically our workforce, commutes, work-from-home, and work-life balance has all changed. Connecticut needs to embrace the change, reassess our priorities, rethink how we market ourselves as a place to do business, and leverage our assets more strategically to match the new normal. The case for change is clear.

Connecticut prisons suspend in-person visits due to virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Correction has suspended in-person visits from family and friends at all of its prisons because of rising COVID-19 cases in the state. Department spokeswoman Karen Martucci said in-person social visits were suspended starting Nov. 30 when the daily rate of COVID-19 tests...

For Connecticut community college students, uncertainty abounds on consolidation plan

Norwich — When Allen Lyon of Norwich wanted a new life, Three Rivers Community College was the most logical step. He started at the community college at age 27 and, because he had dropped out of high school to help family at a young age, first needed to obtain a GED. Now 30, he graduated from Three Rivers this year with an associate degree in environmental engineering technology, and is going on to study natural resources at the University of Connecticut.

Active weather ahead: Warm Monday, snow chance Wednesday

CONNECTICUT, USA — Big changes in the weather are coming to Connecticut in the next few days. Sunday will be quiet with a mix of sun and clouds, and high temperatures in the lower to mid-40s. But between Monday and Wednesday, we'll go through quite the whiplash, from spring warmth...