Jul 8, 2020

State Reports No COVID-19 Deaths Since Yesterday; ‘First Time In Months:’ Governor

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Connecticut increased by 14 since Monday, but the state is reporting no new coronavirus-related deaths for the “first time in months,” Governor Ned Lamont announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m paid to worry,” the governor said when talking about the hospitalizations increasing. “I would worry if I saw our admissions in our hospitals going up and that’s why you saw hospitalizations going up. That’s not what happened. We’ve added between about 20 and 30 new COVID cases a day into our hospitals. That’s consistent. That’s been consistent for the last few weeks. What is happened is there are many fewer discharges. It’s not something I worry about, just something I note to you.”

According to the state Department of Health, 5,745 tests have been administered since yesterday, and just 57 new cases were reported. Lamont said the state’s positive test percentage remains around one percent.

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