First COVID-19 case confirmed in Southbury, town officials say

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The first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Southbury has been identified, officials say.

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The town of Southbury confirmed the information on their Facebook page today. The statement read in part, "While this is disconcerting, it was not unexpected. There is community transmission of coronavirus happening throughout Connecticut and local populations. At this time all citizens should be diligent with their personal hygiene and social distancing. Most importantly, your efforts to limit social exposure will be your best defense against COVID-19 and help flatten the curve of emerging cases."

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Officials also say the person who has the virus is being treated at a hospital but they did not say which one.

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