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CT COVID-19 Updates: Positivity rate drops to 3.61%, hospitalizations stay the same

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
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Nov. 26

COVID-19 update for Friday, Nov. 26

Gov. Ned Lamont's office released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state on Friday. There were no COVID updates on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

52,595 tests were administered and 1,900 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 3.61%. It slightly went down since Wednesday.

Additionally, there are a total of 300 hospitalizations.

Nov. 24

Positivity rate drops to 3.72%, hospitalizations continue upward trend

Gov. Ned Lamont's office released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state on Wednesday. 22,613 tests were administered and 841 returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 3.72% for the day.

Additionally, 18 more patients are being treated for the virus. That brings the state's total number of hospitalizations to 300.

The state said 31 more people had died of COVID related causes. 

Nov. 23

Positivity rate climbs above 4.5%, hospitalizations continue upward trend

Gov. Ned Lamont's office released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state on Tuesday. 16,255 tests were administered and 754 returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 4.64% for the day.

Additionally, 14 more patients are being treated for the virus. That brings the state's total number of hospitalizations to 282.

Connecticut to hold COVID booster clinics for nursing homes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has announced the state is ramping up efforts to get older residents vaccinated with a COVID-19 booster shot by bringing special clinics to nursing homes. The move comes as the state has seen its highest infection rates since early September. Lamont on Monday encouraged everyone who is eligible to get a booster shot. While 84% of residents 18 years and older are considered fully vaccinated, only 18% have received a booster shot.

Nov. 22 

COVID-19 positivity rate in CT at 3.53% since Friday, 21 more hospitalizations

Gov. Ned Lamont's office released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state on Monday.

Since Friday, the positivity rate was at 3.53% after more than 2,000 cases were detected. More than 56,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted since Friday.

Additionally, there are 21 more hospitalizations across the state.

Lamont to hold a briefing at 4 pm

Gov. Ned Lamont is scheduled to hold a briefing Monday on the state's efforts against COVID-19 infections. The briefing will be streamed here on FOX61.com.

Conn. COVID-19 rate is rising faster than other states

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is experiencing a more rapid increase in COVID-19 cases than any other state, according to the most recent statistics. The Hartford Courant reports the state has averaged 738 daily cases over the last week, which represents a 116% increase over two weeks earlier. That’s higher than any other state for the same period. Four of the five states with the highest recent increase in cases are in New England. Although Connecticut started from a low rate of transmission and has fewer overall cases than many other states, health experts are urging caution as the holidays approach. 

Nov. 21

Lamont says 'fully vaccinated' means getting COVID booster

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has urged Connecticut residents to get a COVID-19 booster shot. He says anyone who received a shot more than six months ago should not consider themselves fully vaccinated. Lamont spoke Thursday along with the state’s health commissioner and other health officials in Vernon. The governor said he won't wait for official word from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before telling all adults to get a booster vaccine and urging providers to make them available. He noted his guidance comes as Connecticut and surrounding states are seeing a rise in infection rates.

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

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