Daily coronavirus updates: COVID-19 cases, positivity rate continue to drop in Connecticut

Daily coronavirus updates: COVID-19 cases, positivity rate continue to drop in Connecticut
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Connecticut continues to record fewer and fewer COVID-19 cases, state data show.

Tuesday’s numbers continued a weekslong trend of encouraging signs in Connecticut’s coronavirus metrics, which has coincided with increased vaccination and weather that has allowed residents to spend time outdoors.

Positivity

Connecticut on Tuesday reported 66 new COVID-19 cases out of 9,356 tests, for a positivity rate of 0.7%. The state’s seven-day positivity rate now stands at 0.68%, matching the lowest it has been at any point during the pandemic.

The 66 new cases the state reported Tuesday were the fewest in a given day since Aug. 25

Hospitalizations

As of Tuesday, Connecticut has 72 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Monday, when the state reached its lowest level of coronavirus hospitalizations since mid-September.

Deaths

Connecticut recorded two coronavirus-linked deaths Tuesday, bringing its total during the pandemic to 8,255.

The United States has recorded 598,276 COVID-19 deaths, according to the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Vaccination

As of Monday, 64% of all Connecticut residents and 74% of those 12 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 55% of all residents and 63% of those 12 and older are fully vaccinated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Alex Putterman can be reached at aputterman@courant.com.

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