STAMFORD, CT — City officials announced Tuesday evening there have been 2,788 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Stamford as of May 5, according to state Department of Public Health. That number is up from the 2,783 confirmed cases of the virus, also referred to as COVID-19, reported by the state a day prior, city officials said.
In the city's daily "COVID-19 situation newsletter," officials also noted the state's interactive dashboard that tracks cases and deaths across the entire state indicates Stamford has had "150 reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 cases" as of May 5.
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City officials also remind residents to use caution while driving on roads currently in the process of milling and paving in Stamford.
Currently, the state Department of Transportation is paving Route 104 (Lond Ridge Road) from Loughran Avenue to Route 137 (Cold Spring Road). This work will be conducted daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. until May 28.
In light of Gov. Ned Lamont's announcement Tuesday morning that he is ordering in-person classes at all K-12 public school facilities in the state to remain canceled for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, Mayor David Martin and Superintendent Tamu Lucero said all Stamford Public Schools will continue providing education to students via distance teaching and learning through the end of the scheduled school year.
The last day of the academic year for Stamford public school students is currently scheduled for June 15.
"While we never imagined we would end our school year in a remote learning environment, this decision is in the best interest of the safety and health of our staff, students and entire community," Lucero said in a statement.
Lucero also noted the district has already begun working with its school communities to develop plans to support this year's senior class, as well as students who would traditionally be celebrating "moving up ceremonies."
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COVID-19 is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that's a close cousin to the SARS and MERS viruses that have caused outbreaks in the past. All information about the city's response to the virus can be found on the city website.