Brookfield Coronavirus Update: 130 Confirmed Cases

Rich Kirby

BROOKFIELD, CT — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed that 130 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Brookfield as of Thursday. Four residents have died from COVID-19.

Connecticut currently has 27,700 total confirmed coronavirus cases, 2,257 deaths and 1,650 hospitalizations. For the eighth straight day hospitalizations declined in Connecticut.

Gov. Ned Lamont said "Main Street retail businesses" such as shoe, toy, jewelry, and boutique stores will be allowed to reopen on May 20. He said employees will be required to wear masks.

Lamont said restaurants would be allowed to open on May 20 for outdoor dining only. Bar areas would remain closed.

This article originally appeared on the Brookfield Patch