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CT COVID-19 Updates: Positivity rate at 2.73%, hospitalizations rise ahead of holiday 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

September 3

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Governor Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 24,349 new tests ahead of the holiday weekend. 665 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.73.% for Friday. 

Hospitalizations have risen again, this time by 8 patients. A total of 365 patients are currently being treated across the state.

September 2

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Governor Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 22,868 new tests and 684 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.99% for the day. 

Hospitalizations continue to decrease, this time by 3patients. A total of 357 patients are currently being treated across the state.

September 1

Ida impacts testing site

CT DPH announced the state sponsored COVID testing site located at Gateway Community College in New Haven will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 2. due to the heavy rain from remnants of Ida.

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Governor Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 23,994 tests on Wednesday and 712 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.97% for the day. 

Hospitalizations continue to decrease, this time by 3patients. A total of 360 patients are currently being treated across the state.

August 31

Governor Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut administered 21,582 tests on Tuesday and 1,003 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 4.65% for the day. 

Hospitalizations decreased by 17 patients, leaving 363 to be treated across the state.

August 30

Connecticut's latest COVID-19 statistics

Governor Ned Lamont reported on Monday that Connecticut administered 43,879 tests and 1,361 came back positive. The positivity rate was 3.1%. 

Hospitalizations have increased by two patients with now 380 patients being treated.

Gov. Lamont said last week that the state's death toll increased by 25 people. Since the last reporting, that death toll now sits at 8,355 people.

August 28

Feds approve Connecticut plan for school relief money

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal education officials have approved Connecticut’s plan for using federal pandemic relief funds to reopen the state’s K-12 schools for in-person learning while addressing the effects of lost instructional time during the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education has also released the remaining $369 million in federal pandemic relief funds to the state. With this latest batch, announced Friday, Connecticut will have received about $1.1 billion under the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. While an historic amount for Connecticut, a review by The Associated Press of federal pandemic aid to schools shows Connecticut lags behind most states in median per pupil funding.

   

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