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CT COVID-19 Updates: Positivity rate below 2% 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. —

Sept. 24

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut has administered 24,960 COVID-19 tests on Friday. 470 tests came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 1.88% for the day.

The state also reported hospitalizations did not change since Thursday. A total of 282 patients are currently being treated. Of those, 210- or 74.5% - are not fully vaccinated.

The governor said yesterday an additional 36 related deaths were reported since last week. The state's death toll has reached 8,483.

2,325,396 people in Connecticut are fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

Sept. 23

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Thursday that Connecticut has administered 25,897 COVID-19 tests since Wednesday. 591 tests came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.28% for the day.

The state also reported hospitalizations grew to 282 since yesterday with 13 new patients being treated. Of those, 211- or 74.8% - are not fully vaccinated.

Additionally, 36 new deaths were reported since last Thursday, according to Lamont. The state's death toll has reached 8,483.

The governor also said 2,325,396 people in Connecticut are fully vaccinated.

Big Y announces on-site multi-vaccine clinics for all customers, employees, and families. 

The clinics will be held from September 26 to October 2. 

All stores will offer seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccine and stores with an on-site pharmacy will offer a variety of other vaccines including those for pneumonia, shingles, Hepatitis A and B, MMR, and HPV.

All locations, including those that have a pharmacy, will have a specific clinic day during Big Vax Week where patients who receive a vaccine from their trained pharmacists will receive a Big Y Coupon for $5 off of $25 as well as other giveaways.

Learn more here.

Sept. 22

TD Garden, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics to require vaccination

Officials announced Wednesday the policy change for the arenas and organizations will go into effect on September 30.

It will apply to all guests over 12-years-old.

If a guest can't provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, they will need to show a qualifying negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the arena.

COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Wednesday that Connecticut has administered 22,747 COVID-19 tests since Tuesday. Of those, 490 tests came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.15%.

The state also reported that 25 more people have been released from the hospital since yesterday, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 269. Of those, 200- or 74.3% - are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths are updated once a week on Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 8,447.

Hartford HealthCare reopens COVID testing site in Newington

Hartford HealthCare is reopening it's COVID-19 testing sight in Newington in response to the growing number of symptomatic patients.

The site is located at 181 Patricia M. Genova Dr. Newington 

Learn more here.

Sept. 21

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Tuesday that Connecticut has administered nearly 14,000 COVID-19 tests since Monday. Of those, 394 tests came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.83%.

The state also reported that 15 people have been released from the hospital since Monday, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 294. Of those, 220 - or 74.8% - are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths are updated once a week on Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 8,447.

Sept. 20

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Monday that Connecticut has administered more than 67,000 COVID-19 tests since Friday. Of those, 1,146 tests came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.14%.

The state also reported that 23 people have been released from the hospital since Friday, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 309. Of those, 229 - or 74.1% - are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths are updated once a week on Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 8,447.

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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