The overall positive rate of those being tested for COVID-19 in Connecticut dropped several percentage points as the state saw dozens of new virus-related deaths reported as the state and country combat the holiday surge.
During his daily COVID-19 update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that there were 52,633 new tests administered, resulting in 3,304 positive cases.
Fifty-seven new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total statewide death toll to 6,287 since mid-March, 2020.
The 6.28 percent positive infection rate is down from 8.55 percent the day before, when there were 2,486 new cases confirmed statewide. There have now been a total of 202,758 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last year.
The number of COVID-19 patients discharged from Connecticut hospitals outpaced the number of new infections being treated, and there are now 1,087 COVID-19 patients being treated statewide.
The latest breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, according to the state Department of Health on Thursday, Jan. 7:
- Fairfield: 59,565;
- New Haven: 50,791;
- Hartford: 50,223;
- New London: 11,873;
- Litchfield: 7,977;
- Middlesex: 7,166;
- Windham: 5,844;
- Tolland: 5,292;
- Unknown: 723.
For more data from the state health department, including a complete list of cases by counties and communities, click here and scroll down.
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