CONNECTICUT — Tuesday’s daily state coronavirus numbers brought some concern to officials as the daily positive test rate reached 2.4 percent for the first time since June. There were 320 positive tests out of 13,398 results.
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased by 17, which brought the total to 172 currently hospitalized, which is the mos the state has had since June 18. Connecticut still has plenty of hospital capacity and only around 2 percent of beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients, said state COO Josh Geballe.
New London County continues to have some infection hotspots. Groton had 21 new cases reported Tuesday, which was the most out of any town.
Connecticut reported one new coronavirus-related death Tuesday, which brought the total up to 4,533.
There were 472 confirmed coronavirus cases identified from test samples taken on Oct. 7, according to the state Department of Public Health. That is the highest single-day number since May. It should be noted that the state’s testing strategy is currently more broader-based than it was in May, including more asymptomatic testing that can identify infected people before they start showing symptoms.
The towns with the most new cases reported over the past day are:
New Britain: 16
New London: 15
West Hartford: 12
The towns with the most new cases reported over the past week are:
New London: 122
New Britain: 78
New Haven: 67