Connecticut reports 0 new COVID-19 deaths, 117 new cases

Maya Rajamani
August 11, 2020 - 4:50 pm

HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Ned Lamont reported zero new COVID-19 deaths and 117 new cases on Tuesday, a day after he announced the state was cracking down on “risky behavior" by issuing its first travel advisory-related fines and rolling out a new rule related to mask wearing.

A total of 4,444 people in Connecticut have died of complications related to COVID-19, and 50,684 tests have come back positive, health department data shows. 

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As of Monday night, 70 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, up by six from Sunday, Lamont said. The state’s positivity rate currently stands at 1.4 percent.

On Monday, Lamont said Connecticut would require people who can’t wear face coverings for medical reasons to carry documentation with them, saying some were starting to “abuse that privilege.” 

He also said the state had issued its first travel advisory-related fines, to a traveler who flew back from Louisiana and a traveler who flew back from Florida. 

A breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths by county is below: