Bethel Coronavirus Update: 14 Deaths, 182 Confirmed Cases

Rich Kirby

BETHEL, CT — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed that 182 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Bethel as of Tuesday, and 14 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 (one more than Monday). There are 923 cases of the virus in town per 100,000 residents.

Connecticut saw its sixth straight day of coronavirus hospitalization declines as the state inches toward reopening. There was a net drop of 26 hospitalizations Tuesday, along with 77 more deaths and 315 new positive cases out of 1,999 tests.

The state also announced its contact tracing blueprint, which will help stamp out infection spread. Connecticut has partnered with Microsoft to develop the contact trace program. It is expected to go live by the third week in May.

This article originally appeared on the Bethel Patch