CT lawmakers extend COVID-19 emergency to Sept. 30

Connecticut lawmakers have extended the state's COVID-19 emergency to Sept. 30.
Gov. Ned Lamont says he needs more flexibility to execute contracts for vaccine distribution and receive federal funding.
St. Vincent's Medical Center says they have no patients hospitalized for COVID-19, but that patients are still coming to the emergency room and testing positive.
Lamont says unvaccinated populations and the delta variant are both related to the uptick in cases. This is the highest positivity rate the state has seen in six weeks.
The vice president of medical affairs at St. Vincent's Medical Center says the people who have chosen to be vaccinated seem to be protected.