Today our Health Director reported five additional positive test results for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving Windsor Locks residents. The ages of the people involved were not reported. Four of the five people are residents of Bickford Health Care Center on Main Street.
No additional deaths as a consequence of the disease have been reported by our Health Director. All reports are based on data collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. These additional cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Windsor Locks residents to fifty-six and the total number of those cases resulting in a death remains at eight.
Windsor Locks citizens are asked to do all they can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the health department, we have entered a period of widespread community transmission, which means that we should not assume that the reported cases are the only infected people within our community.
Residents should follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Responsible citizenship requires that we take all needed steps to limit the spread of COVID-19.