August 11, 2020

Old Lyme Records Second Fatality From COVID-19, Confirmed Cases Rise to 19

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OLD LYME/LYME — Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold confirmed to LymeLine by text message late afternoon June 19 that one fatality and one new case of COVID-19 have been reported in Old Lyme. The fatality was an 83-year-old male and the additional confirmed case is a 68-year-old female.

There are now 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Old Lyme plus two fatalities.

In an effort to clarify the growth in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Old Lyme, the table below is a summary of the cases that LymeLine has reported since March 31 when the first case was announced and also includes both fatalities.

DateCumulative no. of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Old Lyme
March 311
April 44
April 96
April 107
April 1510
April 1812
May 113
May 1515
May 2616
June 817
June 1018
June 1419
June 2221
June 2422
July 1722
July 2823

Details of all Old Lyme’s confirmed cases to date are now as follows:

  • a 64-year-old female
  • a 21-year-old female
  • a 27-year-old male
  • a 53-year-old female
  • a 61-year-old female
  • a 29-year-old female
  • a 40-year-old male
  • a 53-year-old male
  • a 60-year-old female
  • a 48-year-old male
  • a 85-year-old female
  • a 95-year-old female
  • a 20-year-old female
  • a 43-year-old female
  • a 48-year-old female
  • a 70-year-old male
  • a 67-year-old male
  • a 68-year-old female
  • a 73-year-old male

The fatalities, which are in addition to the confirmed cases listed above, were a 61-year-old female and the newly-reported 83-year-old-male.

Griswold has previously noted that the 21-year-old female with a confirmed case was tested in Florida, but used an Old Lyme address although she does not live here. Because she gave the Old Lyme address, Griswold said that Ledge Light Health District must report her as an Old Lyme resident.

Lyme’s first and only confirmed case was a 34-year-old male.

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