CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: 84 new deaths, 522 new cases; Lamont eyes June 20 for second phase of reopenings

Maya Rajamani
May 13, 2020 - 5:53 pm

    HARTFORD, C.T. (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday reported 84 new COVID-19 deaths and 522 new cases — and said the state's second phase of reopenings could happen around June 20.

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    As of Wednesday, 34,855 state residents had tested positive for COVID-19, and 3,125 had died, Lamont said. 

    A total of 1,158 COVID-19 patients were in the hospital as of Wednesday, down by 31 from Tuesday, according to Lamont. 

    “The numbers just continue the same trend we’ve had now for two, three weeks,” he said.

    The state is still on track to begin reopening in a week — on Wednesday, March 20, the governor said. The second phase of reopenings could happen "in and around June 20," he said.

    That phase could include some indoor dining, but any second phase reopenings will be contingent upon the success of the first phase, Lamont noted. He didn't immediately provide any additional information about what other reopenings the second phase might include.

    Connecticut has now tested 142,943 people for the virus.

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