Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
He said he started to feel a little congested, so he took a home test.
The mayor said he had a stuffy nose and a mild cough, but generally felt fine.
It comes as the state’s positivity rate rose to more than 9% on Friday. The rate Thursday was 8.92%, according to state officials.
There are currently 212 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.
Bronin reminds everyone that test kits are available for free at public libraries across the city. All people have to do is show up at a Hartford public library and get the tests. Residents can get two kits each containing two tests.
To take tests, you must be a resident of Hartford with proof of where you live. Anyone eligible can go to the reception of one of these libraries:
- Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch – 500 Main Street
- Hartford Public Library, Camp Field Branch – 30 Campfield Ave.
- Hartford Public Library, Albany Avenue Branch – 1250 Albany Ave.
- Hartford Public Library, Barbour Branch – 261 Barbour Street
- Hartford Public Library, Dwight Branch – 7 New Park Ave.
- Hartford Public Library, Park Street Library at the Lyric – 603 Park St.
Distribution will take place during normal library hours.