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Lamont calls 1.6% positivity rate for coronavirus 'concerning'

Gov. Ned Lamont called the rising positivity rate in Connecticut "concerning" during Thursday's news conference.

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2020, 9:43 PM

Updated 1,374 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont called the rising positivity rate in Connecticut "concerning" during Thursday's news conference.
The data showed 220 positive tests out of nearly 14,000 administered. That's a 1.6% positivity rate. There is one coronavirus-related death to report and 75 people are hospitalized - five more than Wednesday.
Lamont said Connecticut's infection rate is still among the lowest in the country, but the rising numbers are a trend.
He's especially watching the number of hospitalizations. At 75, it's the highest it's been since mid-July.
But much of the conference was spent talking about the budget. Connecticut had a surplus for fiscal year 2020, but they're projecting a 2.1 deficit for the current fiscal year that began July 1.
Lamont added he anticipates there will be a Halloween season, despite the rising numbers.


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