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Lamont: Connecticut's coronavirus positivity rate hits 6.1%; highest since June

Gov. Ned Lamont says Connecticut's coronavirus positivity rate has hit 6.1%, the highest since June.

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2020, 9:57 PM

Updated 1,332 days ago

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BRIEFING UPDATES:
-21,739 tests were administered and 1,319 came back positive (6.1% positivity rate, highest since June)
-321 patients are hospitalized (increase of 12)
-There have been 5 COVID-related deaths
-Any town in the red or orange, can go back to phase 2.
-Actions to slow the spread: expanded options to revert back too phase 2, evaluating winter sports, nursing home testing and gathering & mask enforcement.
-11 new towns added to red alert category.
-Fairfield moves down to code orange. Gov. Ned Lamont says orange towns can now roll back to phase 2.
-K-12 COVID-19 Dashboard: Staff cases reported - 123, up 18. Student cases reported - 233, up 3.
-Lamont says he is looking at suspending liquor licenses for "restaurants masquerading as bars."
-Stamford and New Haven are rolling back to phase 2.


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