Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Connecitcut as the overall positivity rate of those tested statewide rose slightly to nearly 3 percent.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that on Monday, March 1, there were 17,331 COVID-19 tests administered across the state, with 502 coming back positive for a 2.9 percent infection rate, up slightly from over the weekend, but still one of the lowest rates since mid-November.
The new COVID-19 fatalities brought the death toll to 7,658 since the pandemic began.
Lamont said that four more COVID-19 patients were discharged from Connecticut hospitals, leaving 413 still being treated statewide.
A total of 283,128 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Connecticut residents out of more than 6.8 million tested.
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The latest breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, according to the state Department of Health on Tuesday, March 2:
- Fairfield: 81,025;
- New Haven: 71,998;
- Hartford: 70,543;
- New London: 19,308;
- Litchfield: 11,204;
- Middlesex: 10,494;
- Windham: 9,220;
- Tolland: 7,861;
- Unknown: 973.
A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down
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