Groton Coronavirus Update: 2nd Confirmed Case

This article originally appeared on the Groton Patch

GROTON, CT — A 60-year-old woman is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Groton, according to a statement from Town Manager John Burt. The first case involved a 52-year-old woman.

"While it is certainly noteworthy to have another positive case, I want to remind everyone that there are likely others in our community that have not been diagnosed or tested," Burt said in a statement. "If you must go out, please practice social distancing by keeping a 6’ buffer between you and others. With the situation in New York, we are seeing a return of second homeowners in Groton as well as visitors. I am urging anyone recently arrived from New York to self-isolate at home or in hotels for two (2) weeks to help protect others in the community. Those self-isolating should stay home, and not go to work, classes, or social gatherings for those 14 days."

The state now has 875 confirmed coronavirus cases, 113 hospitalizations and 19 deaths. See related: Coronavirus CT Updates: 19 Deaths, 875 Confirmed Total Cases