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COVID-19: CT Positivity Rate Up Slightly, New Deaths Reported; Latest Breakdown By Community

This map shows the average daily rate of new cases of COVID-19 by town during the past two weeks. Only cases among persons living in community settings are included in this map Photo Credit: ct.gov
This map shows the distribution of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests since the beginning of the pandemic. Darker colors indicate towns with more cases. Photo Credit: ct.gov

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.

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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