CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: 74 new fatalities bring death toll close to 2K

Maya Rajamani
April 27, 2020 - 5:04 pm

    HARTFORD, C.T. (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday reported 74 new COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,998. 

    As of Monday afternoon, 1,758 people in the state were hospitalized — down by eight from Sunday, Lamont said. 

    Hospitalizations in Fairfield County are down, and are “flattening” in New Haven and Hartford counties. The state saw 162 new hospital admissions on Sunday, Lamont noted. 

    “Sadly, the fatality rate is still high,” he said.

    The governor didn’t announce the number of new positive cases in the state. As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, a total of 25,269 residents had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Connecticut's online case tracker.

    Later this week, the state’s “Reopen Connecticut” team will begin laying out a strategy that will ultimately allow the state to open “on a very methodical basis,” Lamont said. 

    “My estimation is, we’re going to open up those things which you can do safely. Those things where you can social distance,” he said. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel if we focus on what we’ve got to do, and what we’ve got to do appropriately.”