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CT COVID-19 Updates: Positivity rate at 4.22%, hospitalizations increase ahead of the weekend

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
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HARTFORD, Conn. — State of Connecticut Daily COVID Data report 

Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases: Data from the States

Johns Hopkins University Weekly hospitalization Trends for Connecticut

Sept. 17

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 36,572 COVID-19 tests on Friday. 1,544 tests returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 4.22% ahead of the weekend.

The state also reported a total of 332 hospitalizations, as the number of patients increased by 7 since Thursday.

Lamont reported yesterday that since last week, 31 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded. The state's death toll to 8,447.

As of Thursday, a total 2,301,938 people in Connecticut were noted as being fully vaccinated, according to Gov. Lamont.

Sept. 16

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 36,180 COVID-19 tests on Thursday. 1,066 tests returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.95% for the day.

The state also reported a total of 325 hospitalizations, as the number of patients decreased by 3since yesterday.

31 COVID-19 related deaths were reported since last week, bringing the state's death toll to 8,447.

Additionally, 2,497,600 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 2,301,938 people in Connecticut are fully vaccinated, according to Gov. Lamont.

Sept. 15

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 13,749 COVID-19 tests on Wednesday. 401 tests returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.92% for the day.

The state also reported a total of 328 hospitalizations. The number of patients decreased by 10 since yesterday.

Sept. 14

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 24,923 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday. 1,050 tests returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 4.21% for the day.

The state reported a total of 338 hospitalizations. That is a increase of 11 patients since yesterday.

Sept. 13

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Monday that Connecticut administered 57,631 COVID-19 tests since Friday. 1,348 tests returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.34% for the day.

The state reported a total of 327 hospitalizations. That is a decrease of 37 patients over the weekend. 

Sept. 13

Concert venues impose COVID rules

Maine’s concert venues are reemerging from a pandemic hiatus, and many are setting strict rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. One Longfellow Square and Aura in Portland are among the latest venues to adopt a vaccine requirement. In New Hampshire, the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery has launched the COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program to assist local businesses with pandemic-related business expenses from this year and last. And n Vermont, households receiving food stamp benefits will continue to get a higher amount in September and October. The higher benefit is part of the federal coronavirus relief bill.

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