The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut is on the rise after the state saw a slight downtick in infections in recent days.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that of 31,277 COVID-19 tests administered on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2,319 returned positive results.
The 7.41 positive infection rate is up from 6.08 percent the day before, but down from a spike above 8 percent late last week.
Fifteen COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals have been discharged, as the state now has 1,254 hospitalized with the virus.
Forty new virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 5,506 in the state since the outbreak began almost 10 months ago.
The latest rundown of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, on Dec. 16:
- Fairfield: 48,879;
- New Haven: 40,011;
- Hartford: 38,457;
- New London: 8,343;
- Litchfield: 6,138;
- Middlesex: 5,042;
- Tolland: 3,989;
- Windham: 3,791.
A breakdown of COVID-19 cases by county and municipality, provided by the Connecticut Department of Health can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
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