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Nuvance Health CEO: Current COVID-19 wave won't peak until mid-January

The CEO of Nuvance Health, Dr. John Murphy, says they are seeing younger patients that are more healthy. He said wearing masks also helps reduce the size of the viral exposure.

News 12 Staff

Oct 26, 2020, 9:15 PM

Updated 1,333 days ago

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BRIEFING UPDATES:
-92,191 tests were administered and 2,047 came back positive (2.2% positivity rate)
-270 patients are hospitalized (increase of 37)
-There were 12 COVID-related deaths
-The CEO of Nuvance Health, Dr. John Murphy, says they are seeing younger patients that are more healthy. He said wearing masks also helps reduce the size of the viral exposure.
-Hospitals are more prepared for a spike.
-Gov. Ned Lamont brought up Brickyard Pub in Fairfield being shut down this weekend for gathering size and face covering violations.
-Lamont thanked the local health departments for keeping an eye on those who aren't following the rules.
-The CEO of Nuvance Health said we are just at the start of this wave and he doesn't expect it to peak until mid-January.


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