CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: 18 new deaths, 148 new cases; death toll surpasses 4,000

Maya Rajamani
June 04, 2020 - 5:27 pm

    HARTFORD, C.T. (1010 WINS) -- More than 4,000 people in Connecticut have now died of complications related to COVID-19, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. 

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    During his daily briefing, Lamont reported 18 new COVID-19 deaths and 148 new cases, bringing the statewide death toll to 4,007 and the number of positive cases in the state to 43,239. 

    As of Thursday, 373 people were hospitalized with the virus, down by 33 from Wednesday. 

    “The good news, I guess, if there is any good news, again, our positivity rate is low,” Lamont said, but noted that testing was “down a little bit.” 

    “I do worry a little bit that people (will) get casual now,” he said. “We’re having to urge people to get tested.”

    On Wednesday, Lamont said the state would start allowing in-person graduation ceremonies on July 6

    Connecticut reported its lowest daily COVID-19 death toll — eight deaths in a 24-hour span — on Tuesday.

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