Doctor with link to Connecticut hospital has COVID-19

A doctor from New York with a link to a Connecticut hospital has tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Saturday.

The patient is a community physician who makes rounds at Bridgeport Hospital.

“Bridgeport Hospital officials were in direct communication with the Connecticut Department of Public Health when they were made aware of this positive case,” the Democratic governor said in a statement. “The physician did not show signs or symptoms when he worked with patients at Bridgeport Hospital and the risk to staff and patients remains low.”

It’s the second time in as many days that a New York resident who works at a Connecticut hospital tested positive for the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.

The state Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that an employee of Danbury and Norwalk hospitals tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials did not provide the occupation of the woman.

Lamont said Friday that the woman was in self-quarantine in New York’s Westchester County.

There are no confirmed tests among Connecticut residents.

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