Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that state officials have identified two “probable cases” of swine flu in Connecticut. According to a news release from the Governor’s Office:

The two cases – both involving adults who reported recent travel in Mexico – were identified in Stratford and Southbury. Both of the affected individuals are recovering and neither required hospitalization.

Also today, the superintendent of schools in East Haddam ordered the three schools there closed after two members of a family that had recently traveled to Cancun, Mexico, became ill. A third, younger child also became sick. The schools will be closed for a thorough cleaning and then be reopened.

Samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation, Rell said.