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Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

A 6-week-old infant who died in Hartford County, Connecticut, last week received positive test results for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday night, Gov. Ned Lamont said on Wednesday.

Flashback: An infant less than 1 year old died in Chicago after testing positive for COVID-19, the Illinois health department reported on Saturday.

The big picture: The fatality rate for COVID-19 in the U.S. is highest among those over 85 years old, the CDC found in its initial study on patient reactions to the virus, conducted from February through mid-March.

  • No ICU admissions or deaths related to COVID-19 were reported among Americans under 19 years old as of that study's publish date, and the hospitalization rate for those younger than 19 ranged from 1.6% to 2.5%.
  • The infant in Connecticut "was brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived," Lamont said.

What they're saying: "This is a virus that attacks our most fragile without mercy. This also stresses the importance of staying home and limiting exposure to other people. Your life and the lives of others could literally depend on it. Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time," Lamont tweeted on Wednesday.

  • Lamont did not say at Wednesday's press conference whether the infant's death was being investigated further.

Go deeper... CDC: 6% U.S. patients with coronavirus had underlying health conditions

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Kamala Harris resigns from Senate seat ahead of inauguration

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Photo: Mason Trinca/Getty Images

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris submitted her resignation from her seat in the U.S. Senate on Monday, two days before she will be sworn into her new role.

What's next: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to serve out the rest of Harris' term, which ends in 2022.

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Putin foe Navalny to be detained for 30 days after returning to Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been ordered to remain in pre-trial detention for 30 days, following his arrest upon returning to Russia on Sunday for the first time since a failed assassination attempt last year.

Why it matters: The detention of Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and the most prominent domestic critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has already set off a chorus of condemnations from leaders in Europe and the U.S.

Biden picks Warren allies to lead SEC, CFPB

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Obama-era Wall Street regulator Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Why it matters: Both picks are progressive allies of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and viewed as likely to take aggressive steps to regulate big business.