CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: 79 new fatalities bring death toll to 2,168; 455 new cases

Maya Rajamani
April 29, 2020 - 4:22 pm

    HARTFORD, C.T. (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday reported 79 new coronavirus deaths and 455 new positive cases in the state. 

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    A total of 26,767 in Connecticut have now tested positive for COVID-19, and 2,168 have died, Lamont said.

    The state saw another drop in hospitalizations overnight, with the number of people hospitalized dropping by 41 to 1,691 — a “positive trend that we have seen now for over a week,” he added. 

    “Hospitalizations continue to go down, and the positive cases are 455 — nothing positive about that number by the way, except that it is a smaller percentage of the number of tests performed,” he said. 

    Wednesday’s numbers are “relatively good news in terms of what we’re trying to accomplish,” the governor noted. 

    Connecticut has now tested 94,818 people for COVID-19. 

    Lamont on Tuesday said an additional 315 people had tested positive for the virus, calling that number the lowest the state had seen in weeks.

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