Manchester Coronavirus Infections Rising Quickly

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MANCHESTER, CT — Coronavirus cases are increasing at a dramatic rate in Connecticut despite the lack of available testing. The state most recently reported a daily positive test rate of 20 percent on Thursday.

Manchester had 68.6 average daily cases per 100,000 residents and a positive test rate of 12.90 percent between Dec. 12-25, according to the state Department of Public Health. There were 49.2 average daily cases per 100,000 residents in the previous two-week reporting period. It’s important to note that a few cases can have a large impact on a municipal case rate, especially for small towns.

Manchester recorded 458 new coronavirus cases between Dec. 23-30, according to DPH’s preliminary data.

Around 68 percent of Manchester residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Dec. 29, according to DPH.

This article originally appeared on the Manchester Patch

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