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First New Haven resident dies from COVID-19

The individual was a male in his late 50s, New according to the city's Director of Public Health.
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A scientist is at work in the VirPath university laboratory, classified as "P3" level of safety, on February 5, 2020 as they try to find an effective treatment against the new SARS-like coronavirus, which has already caused more than 560 deaths. - When most are busy developing vaccines or testing the few anti-virals available, VirPath will go after drugs used for diseases that have nothing to do with a respiratory infection such as 2019-nCoV. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — New Haven officials confirmed Wednesday during a virtual press conference that a resident has died from coronavirus.

New Haven's Director of Public Health, Maritza Bond announced the individual was a male in his late 50s.

According to officials, people who interacted with the man have been advised to self-monitor.

Mayor Elicker confirmed that as of Wednesday, 29 New Haven resident have tested positive for COVID-19.