The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut is back below 2 percent as it continues fluctuating daily as the state contends with variants of the virus.
In the latest COVID-19 update released by the state Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 18, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont reported that over the weekend, 62,825 COVID-19 tests were administered over the weekend, resulting in 1,147 new laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus for a 1.83 percent positive infection rate.
Fifteen new COVID-19 patients were admitted to Connecticut hospitals, bringing the total to 247 being treated statewide.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, there have been a total of 11.54 million COVID-19 tests administered in Connecticut, which led to a total of 398,270 confirmed cases.
The latest breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, according to the state Department of Health on Oct. 18:
- Fairfield: 111,615 (11,832 per 100,000 residents);
- New Haven: 104,308 (12,203);
- Hartford: 97,087 (10,888);
- New London: 27,028 (10,191);
- Litchfield: 16,861 (9,350);
- Middlesex: 16,861 (9,350);
- Windham: 12,987 (11,121);
- Tolland: 11,159 (7,404).
A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
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