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CT COVID-19 Updates: Hospitalizations decline again, positivity rate remains low

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
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May 28

Hospitalizations decline again, positivity rate remains low

Connecticut reported it administered 26,728 tests on Friday and 204 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 0.76%.

Hospitalizations decreased the lowest number of patients in months. There are now 110 patients being treated in the hospital for COVID-19. 

There were eight more COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. The state death toll has now reached 2,238 people. 

May 27

Positivity rate just above 1% for Thursday, hospitalizations increase

During his press conference, Gov. Ned Lamont showed Connecticut's COVID-19 summary for Thursday. 

The state administered 14,823 tests and 157 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of about 1.06%. 

Hospitalizations increased by a patient since Wednesday. There are now 123 patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There were three more COVID-19 related deaths reported Thursday. The state death toll has now reached 8,230 people. 

Below are Connecticut's COVID-19 statistics over the last year:

Credit: State of Connecticut

May 26

Positivity rate drops below 1% Wednesday, hospitalizations decrease

On Wednesday, Connecticut reported it administered 11,706 tests and 88 came back positive. The positivity rate was 0.75%. 

Hospitalizations declined after rising slightly Tuesday by seven patients. There are now 122 people being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There were six more COVID-19 related deaths reported Wednesday. The state death toll has now reached 8,227 people.

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At 1:00 p.m., Governor Ned Lamont will hold a news conference in Hartford to give an update on COVID-19 precisely one week after the state loosened its sector rules. He will be joined by Connecticut Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman.

Hartford Athletic dropping mask mandate for fully vaccinated fans

The Hartford Athletic soccer team said they will drop their mask requirement for vaccinated fans on Saturday.

May 25

Positivity rate rises over 1% Tuesday, hospitalizations increase

Connecticut reported it administered 12,468 tests Tuesday and 181 came back positive. The positivity rate rose from 0.9% over the weekend to 1.45%. 

Hospitalizations increased for the first time in days by two patients. There are now 129 patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There were two more COVID-19 related deaths reported Tuesday. The state death toll has now reached 8,221 people. 

Six Flags announces mask guidelines

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May 24

Positivity rate stays under 1% over the weekend

During what Gov. Ned Lamont said could be one of the last COVID-19 daily briefings that began last year, the positivity rate from over the weekend stayed under 1%. 

Connecticut reported it administered 42,776 tests and 386 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of about 0.9%. 

Hospitalizations from over the weekend dropped by 13 patients, bringing the total number as of May 24, to 127. 

There were seven COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend. The state death toll has reached 8,219 people. 

Connecticut has 1,782,586 residents who are fully vaccinated as of May 24. The state has administered 3,759,798 doses in total. 

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May 23

About half fully vaccinated in MA; NH gets ready for beach

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials say the number of people fully vaccinated against coronavirus in the state is approaching 50%. Elsewhere in New England, a poll shows New Hampshire residents are feeling more comfortable with activities like eating inside a restaurant, going to a state beach, and getting their hair cut. A Walgreens in Maine accidentally gave deactivated doses of coronavirus vaccine to the public. And in Vermont, Vermont Amtrak service will start running again on July 19 after being suspended for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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