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Conn. Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz tests positive for coronavirus

State of the State
Joe Amon
Connecticut Public
Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz speaks before Gov. Ned Lamont delivers his State of the State address at the Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 9, 2022.

Last week, Gov. Ned Lamont tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, it was Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz.

A spokesman for Bysiewicz said in a statement Monday morning that the lieutenant governor tested positive after a regularly scheduled rapid self-test Sunday. She took a PCR test Monday morning and is awaiting the results.

The office says it will do contact tracing to inform Bysiewicz’s close contacts of her positive test. And, while Bysiewicz is feeling well, she’ll isolate at home for the next five days. She was scheduled to get her second booster shot later this week.

Jeff Cohen started in newspapers in 2001 and joined Connecticut Public in 2010, where he worked as a reporter and fill-in host. In 2017, he was named news director. Then, in 2022, he became a senior enterprise reporter.
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