x
Breaking News
More () »

CT COVID-19 Updates: Hospitalizations, positivity rate rises

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
Credit: FOX61

HARTFORD, Conn. —

July 2

Hospitalizations, positivity rate rises

Connecticut reported on Friday that it administered 15,013 tests and 89 came back positive. The positivity rate was about 0.59%. 

Hospitalizations also increased for the second straight day. There are now 42 patients being treated for COVID-19 in Connecticut.

There were no COVID-19 related deaths reported for Friday. The state death toll remains at 8,279 people. 

For more information, click here.

July 1

Hospitalizations increase, positivity rate remains low

The Governor's office released the latest COVID-19 statistics as of Thursday showing an increase in hospitalizations while the positivity rate remained under 0.43%.

Connecticut administered 8,046 tests on Thursday and 35 came back positive. The positivity rate was about 0.43%. 

Hospitalizations increased by six patients since Wednesday. There are now 37 people being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There was one COVID-19 related death reported Thursday.  The state death toll has now reached 8,279 people. 

There are now 2,087,264 people who are fully vaccinated in Connecticut, with 95% of people 65 years and older receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Governor Lamont added that for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the state has gone a whole week without a single new case of COVID-19 among residents in nursing homes. 

June 30

Hospitalizations and positivity rate decreases

Connecticut reported on Wednesday that it administered 11,911 tests and 51 came back positive. The positivity rate declined slightly to 0.43%.

Hospitalizations also declined on Wednesday. There are now 31 patients being treated for COVID-19 in Connecticut hospitals.

There were two COVID-19 related deaths reported Wednesday. The state death toll has now reached 8,278 people.  

Hartford HealthCare closes COVID-19 vaccination mega sites to make way for focused community efforts

Officials are calling it 'The End of an Era.'

Hartford HealthCare is holding a press conference Wednesday to announce a couple milestones they are reaching this week.

The health system will be administering its 500,000th COVID-19 vaccine and also closing the mega sites that were first opened on December 29.

"This is no way means that our job is done," HHC said. "Rather—it is evolving and Hartford HealthCare will double down on mobile, community-based efforts. Join us as these site close and pack up."

 To watch the press conference live at 11 a.m., click here.

June 29

Hospitalizations decrease, positivity rate creeps above 0.5%

On Tuesday, Connecticut reported it administered 7,099 tests and 40 came back positive. The positivity rate was about 0.56%.

After rising for a few days, hospitalizations decreased by seven patients. There are now 34 patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported Tuesday. The state death toll remains at 8,276 people. 

Albertus Magnus College requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for fall semester

Students at Albertus Magnus College are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the fall semester.

Albertus is partnering with Griffin Health to bring a mobile vaccination clinic to campus throughout the summer to make it easier for students, faculty, staff, and the neighboring communities to get their free shots.

The CT DPH's yellow Vaccination Vans will be parked at the Hubert Campus Center on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 30 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, July 7 from 8 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday, July 17 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Wednesday, July 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, July 28 from 8 am to 1 pm and
  • Saturday, August 7 from 10 am to 2 pm

No appointments are needed. Attendees should bring proof of health insurance if available and photo ID.

Officials will be providing the Pfizer two-shot vaccine for ages 12 and up; and Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccines for those ages 18 and older.

Click here for more information about Albertus’ COVID-19 preparations.

June 28

Hospitalizations increase over the weekend, positivity rate stays low

 Connecticut reported it administered 31,521 tests since June 25, and 141 came back positive. The positivity rate from the weekend was 0.45%.

Hospitalizations increase by five patients since last Friday. There are now 41 patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. 

There was one COVID-19 related death over the weekend. The state death toll has now reached 8,276 people. 

June 27

'Vax Bus' rolls out across Massachusetts to provide vaccines

Massachusetts is rolling out vaccination clinics on wheels aimed at protecting more people against against the coronavirus. Two buses, dubbed the Vax Bus, will be traveling across the state beginning Saturday through July 15 to administer vaccines in nearly two dozen communities. In New Hampshire,  residents are divided on whether a business requiring customers to wear a mask will impact their likelihood of shopping, according to a new poll. And in Vermont, officials at the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles are still trying to determine how services will be offered to the public in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HERE ARE MORE WAYS TO GET FOX61 NEWS

Download the FOX61 News APP

iTunes: Click here to download

Google Play: Click here to download

Stream Live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTERFACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM