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.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Contact tracing is now underway.

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

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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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