There are now positive coronavirus cases in nearly every town in the Greater Danbury area. Redding does not yet have a reported case.
The Newtown Health District received notification from the state Department of Public Health of the first positive case -- a Female between the ages of 25 and 49. This individual is currently isolated and recovering at home. Health Director Donna Culbert says positive cases of COVID-19 in Newtown have been expected as community transmission of the virus has been occurring in the area.
Ridgefield is up to nine people who have tested positive for coronavirus and officials expect this number to continue to grow. Those who have tested positive range in age from 21 to over 80. The Ridgefield Dog Park will be closed starting today. Walking and hiking trails remain open, but people should maintain certain protocols. Those include not touching any hard surface, maintain a ten-foot separation and other CDC guidelines. Ridgefield officials cautioned people going outdoors that tick season is particularly bad this year due to the warm winter.