CORONAVIRUS IN CONNECTICUT: State surpasses 25,000 cases, death toll rises by 62 to 1,924

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April 26, 2020 - 4:16 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Gov. Ned Lamont said Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases in the state had surpassed 25,000 and that the death toll had topped 1,900.

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    Lamont said 687 more people had tested positive. There are now 25,269 positive cases across the state.

    The number of deaths also rose Sunday, with the state reporting 62 more people had died from complications related to the coronavirus.

    The death toll in the state is now 1,924.

    There are currently 1,766 people hospitalized, 44 less than on Saturday.

    Fairfield County is still the hardest hit county in the state. It has seen 10,529 cases and 707 deaths.

    New Haven County has had 6,715 cases and 429 deaths, while Hartford County has reported 4,989 cases and 579 deaths.

    Meanwhile, colleges and universities across Connecticut are looking at public health guidance and contingency plans as they consider resuming in-person classes this fall amid the pandemic.

    Officials at schools including the University of Connecticut, Yale University and Wesleyan University haven't made final decisions yet.

    UConn President Thomas Katsouleas has told faculty, staff and students to prepare for the possibility of the continuation of online teaching this fall.

    He expects a decision by June 30. Some schools are reporting big financial losses with the cancellation of summer programming. Students are also in limbo.  

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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