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Connecticut coronavirus cases linked to Governor Dem’s holiday party: reports

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A holiday party at the home of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont earlier this month led a “small number” of guests to contract “groundbreaking” coronavirus infections, according to reports.

Neither Lamont nor his wife Annie Lamont were affected, CTInsider.com reported.

The infections occurred even though guests were required to provide proof of their full vaccination status as well as a negative coronavirus test result, according to the report.

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The Lamonts learned of the infections within a week of the Dec.11 holiday, according to the report.

Max Weiss, the governor’s communications director, did not say whether the Lamonts and their guests wore masks during the party, CTInsider.com reported.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont smiles during his inauguration on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in Hartford. (Associated press)

“The governor and the first lady are testing regularly and have tested negative every moment since the event,” Weiss told the outlet. “The positive tests took place long after their birthday.”

The governor has attended many large gatherings in the days before and after the party and prefers events where most attendees are known to be vaccinated, Weiss told WVIT-TV from New Britain, Connecticut.

Last year, Connecticut ordered limits on the size of indoor gatherings in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, but none of those limits have been put in place this holiday season, according to the report.

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Last week, Stamford and Norwalk were among local communities that took over indoor mask mandates in response to a recent spike in infections, CTInsider.com reported.

Lamont, 67, is a Democrat who has served as governor of Connecticut since January 2019.

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