CT Coronavirus: 22 More Hospitalizations As Cases Climb

Rich Kirby
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CONNECTICUT — The coronavirus positivity rate jumped nearly 2 percent overnight to 4.1 percent, the highest since early June. Twenty-two additional hospitalizations were reported.

The state Department of Public Health reported 538 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 68,637 since the pandemic began.

Another six people died from complications associated with the virus, increasing the state's death toll to 4,595. Hartford County leads has the most deaths with 1,470, 37 more than Fairfield County. New Haven Country is third with 1,126.

The spike in cases was "not unexpected" as infection rates were trending up around the country, Gov. Ned Lamont said during a news conference Tuesday, noting the United States had an all-time high in average daily cases Monday.

Testing for the coronavirus continues at a robust pace, with 13,039 performed in the past 24-hour reporting period. A total of 2,218,298 tests have been performed.

The towns with the most coronavirus cases reported over the past week are:

1. Norwalk: 252

2. Bridgeport: 240

3. Hartford: 200

4. Stamford: 169

5. New Haven: 163

6. Waterbury: 160

7. Danbury: 146

8. New Britain: 101

9. New London: 90

10. Fairfield: 77

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The towns with the most new cases reported over the past 24 hours are:

1. Norwalk: 39

2. Bridgeport: 35

3. Stamford: 30

4. Waterbury: 24

5. Danbury: 23

6. New Haven: 21

7. East Hartford: 21

8. Hartford: 18

9. New Britain: 16

10. Greenwich: 16

This article originally appeared on the Across Connecticut Patch