HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is going into self-quarantine after a member of his senior staff tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the first known case within the governor’s office.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Contact tracing is now underway.

Lamont will quarantine at home and continue to be tested twice a week for the virus.

COVID IN CONNECTICUT: 62 Cases Confirmed On UConn’s Main Campus, Students Under Modified Quarantine

The governor’s office reported more than 2,700 new coronavirus cases in the state since Thursday. The daily positive test rate is now at 6.37%.

Forty-two new coronavirus patients are now being treated in state hospitals.

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