COVID outbreak at Southbury Training School infects 25 percent of residents and dozens of staff

Since Dec. 1, there have been 39 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 84 staff members, according to the state Department of Developmental Services. There are 153 residents living full time at Southbury, and 25% have been infected in the past month. Last Tuesday, a 71-year-old male resident died of COVID-19 in Danbury Hospital, according to the state medical examiner’s office.

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