CT Coronavirus Updates: Hospitalizations, Infection Rate Rise

CONNECTICUT — Connecticut saw a second day of double-digit increases in coronavirus hospitalizations and a positive test rate around 1.8 percent on Wednesday.

The state reported 221 new cases out of 12,390 test results. Hospitalizations increased by 12 patients up to 104, which is the highest figure since June 26.

Hartford County saw the biggest increase in net hospitalizations with seven more patients, which brought the total to 38. Fairfield and New London counties saw an increase of three patients up to 23 and 16, respectively. Litchfield County went from no hospitalizations to one.

Tolland County continued to have no coronavirus hospitalizations. Windham had two hospitalizations and Middlesex had five; both had no change Wednesday. New Haven saw a decrease of two patients down to 19.

Norwich continues to be a growing spot of coronavirus activity; it had 89 cases reported over the past week, which is about a quarter of all cases identified in the community since the pandemic began. Danbury also continues to have higher virus activity than other areas with 75 cases in the past week.

Another three deaths were reported, which brought the state total up to 4,508.

Gov. Ned Lamont said during a Wednesday news conference that he didn’t want to overstate the increase and for now the state’s third reopening phase Oct. 8 has the green light.

The biggest increases in total case counts over the past day by town are:

  1. Norwich: 23

  2. Danbury: 18

  3. New London: 12

  4. Hartford: 10

  5. Bridgeport: 7

  6. New Britain: 7

  7. Waterbury: 7

  8. East Hartford: 6

  9. Bloomfield: 5

  10. New Haven: 5

The biggest increases over the past week by town are:

  1. Norwich: 89

  2. Danbury: 75

  3. Hartford: 68

  4. New Britain: 54

  5. Bridgeport: 53

  6. New London: 49

  7. Waterbury: 46

  8. Fairfield: 37

  9. Windham: 34

  10. Stamford: 32

This article originally appeared on the Danbury Patch