Latest Wilton Coronavirus Update: 156 Confirmed Cases, 31 Deaths

Rich Kirby

WILTON, CT — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed that 156 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Wilton as of Thursday, and 31 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

On Monday, Wilton Social Services successfully transitioned from the makeshift food pantry back into their full-time food pantry in the lower portion of the Comstock Community Center, First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice announced on the town website.

"The outpouring of support from the community has been amazing," Vanderslice said. "As the numbers of individuals needing assistance from Social Services and the food pantry goes up, Social Services appreciates the support of the community during these difficult times. If you have any questions or you need help, please email Social Services Director Sarah Heath at sarah.heath@wiltonct.org."

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 Wilton Patch