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CT COVID-19 Updates: Hospitalizations decrease, positivity just above 0.50%

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
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HARTFORD, Conn. —

June 4

Hospitalizations decrease, positivity just above 0.50%

Connecticut reported on Friday it administered 22,335 tests and 143 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of about 0.64%.

After hospitalizations increased on Thursday, they decreased on Friday. There are now 82 patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There was one COVID-19 related death reported Friday. The state death toll has now reached 8,246 people.  

June 3

Positivity rate below 1%; hospitalizations increase slightly 

During his press conference regarding the state budget Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont also showed Connecticut's COVID-19 statistics. 

Connecticut reported it administered 7,736 tests and 70 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of about 0.9%. 

Hospitalizations increase slightly by four people since Wednesday. There are now 89 patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There were no reported COVID-19 related deaths Thursday. Gov. Lamont added that no town in CT is under the red-alert status for a high number of COVID-19 cases. The state death toll is still 8,245 people. 

Windsor Locks Congregational Church hosts free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Windsor Locks Congregational Church has teamed up with Connecticut's COVID-19 Vaccination Vans to provide a no-cost, walk-in vaccination clinic on June 5 and June 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. They are available to all Connecticut residents without an appointment.

Residents ages 12 and up are welcome.

For more information, contact Lori Sanchez at fsanchez23@cox.net.

June 2

Governor Lamont announces latest COVID-19 numbers

Gov. Lamont reported Connecticut administered 11,747 tests on Wednesday and 115 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 0.98%.

There are currently 85 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, which was a decrease of 9 since the state's last report.

There were three more COVID-19 related deaths reported. The state death toll has now reached 8,247 people.

June 1

Governor Lamont announces latest COVID-19 numbers

Lamont reports that since Friday, Connecticut administered 22,198 tests on Friday and 222 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 1%.

There are currently 94 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, which was a decrease of 16 since the state's last report.

There were six more COVID-19 related deaths reported. The state death toll has now reached 8,244 people.

Vaccines for the homeless

Hartford Healthcare, the City of Hartford, and Footwear with Care will host 'Shots and Sneakers' for the homeless today from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Vernon Vaccine Clinic

The Town of Vernon is hosting another "You Choose" COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spare Time Entertainment, 350 Talcottville Road. All three vaccines will be available for age-eligible people.

May 30

Fenway Park back to full capacity; Red Sox beat Marlins 3-1

BOSTON (AP) — Playing their first game in a rejuvenated Fenway Park since the state dropped limits on crowds during the coronavirus pandemic, Nathan Eovaldi went 5 1/3 scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 3-1.  Bobby Dalbec, Kevin Plawecki and Hunter Renfroe each had an RBI single for Boston, which won for the seventh time in nine games and posted its ninth straight home victory over the Marlins.  There was a lot more buzz in the fabled park, with the crowd roaring after the national anthem and cheering loudly when Eovaldi fired a fastball past the swing of Magnerius Sierra, the game’s first batter.

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