The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut is back down after peaking at more than 6 percent a day earlier.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that the state-administered 30,554 COVID-19 tests on Thursday, Oct. 29, with 761 coming back positive for the virus, a positive infection rate of 2.5 percent.
Lamont announced that there were seven new virus-related deaths, and that eight new COVID patients were hospitalized, bringing the total to 329 across the state.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 2,284,896 COVID-19 tests administered in Connecticut that resulted in a total of 67,519 confirmed positive cases and 3,688 probable cases. There have been 4,595 virus-related deaths since March.
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Here is a rundown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, by county, as of Friday, Oct. 30, according to the state’s Department of Health:
- Fairfield: 22,737 confirmed (1,418 probable);
- Hartford: 17,297 (887);
- New Haven: 16,489 (863);
- New London: 3,695 (108);
- Litchfield: 2,158 (147);
- Middlesex: 1,922 (96);
- Tolland: 1,648 (132);
- Windham: 1,449 (17).
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