WALLINGFORD — Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in town, according to the health department.
The cases were confirmed Wednesday morning, according to Health Director Stephen Civitelli. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
“Town leadership has been preparing for the inevitable rise in confirmed cases and continues to coordinate a response with our state and regional health partners to limit the spread of the virus,” Civitelli said in a statement.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday that the number of infections across the state jumped by more than 200 since Monday, to a total of more than 600 positive cases. Twelve patients had died as of Tuesday.
Two cases have been confirmed in Meriden, three cases in Southington, two in Berlin and one in Plainville.
Civitelli did not provide information on the Wallingford cases, but reminded residents there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 and no specific treatment.
While more than 62% of the total cases in Connectcut are from Fairfield County, Lamont noted how the number of cases in New Haven County doubled since Monday, from 41 to 89. He said the rest of the state should prepare for “what will be coming.” Lamont said he expects the numbers will continue to escalate for at least another week or two.
The vast majority of people recover from the virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.
Residents with questions about the coronavirus are encouraged to contact the health department at 203-294-2065.
Information from the Associated Press is included in this report.