Stamford vaccine clinic sees more patients as state reports more than 2K new COVID cases

A vaccine clinic in Stamford is seeing an increase in patients after the state reported just over 2,000 new cases of coronavirus.
Connecticut's positivity rate is just over 7%.
Lines of people were wrapped around a vaccination center in Scalzi Park in Stamford as people waited to get their shot.
One hundred or more people lined up Friday to get vaccinated.
Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons visited the site and said they are glad people are taking advantage of the free vaccination clinic.
The state Health Department says there are 710 patients currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those patients, 75% of them are not fully vaccinated.
The Health Department is reporting a total of 40 cases of the new omicron variant in Connecticut.
The state's health commissioner says omicron is moving "rapidly" through the state.
"I know everyone is so tired of this pandemic. We're all ready to get back to life as normal, but if we could just hang in there a little bit longer," Simmons says.
Despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Ned Lamont says he's still not ready to reinstitute an indoor mask mandate.