Connecticut hit a dubious milestone in its quest to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Over the weekend, the daily positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested in Connecticut rose to 5.25 percent, the highest number in weeks as the state continues to see a surge in new infections.
In total, there were 44,045 COVID-19 tests administered between Friday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 28, resulting in 2,312 laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus.
Fifty-four more COVID-19 patients were hospitalized over the weekend, bringing the total being treated for the virus in Connecticut hospitals to 354.
The state has been averaging more than 700 new daily COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, representing an increase of more than 100 percent over the previous two weeks.
A breakdown of which populations have received the most vaccines, by age group in Connecticut:
- 65+: >95 percent;
- 55-64: 93 percent;
- 45-54: 84 percent;
- 35-44: 85 percent;
- 25-34: 78 percent;
- 18-24: 72 percent;
- 16-17: 81 percent;
- 12-15: 72 percent;
- 5-11: 13 percent.
Since the pandemic began in March 2020, there have been nearly 12.40 million COVID-19 tests administered in Connecticut, resulting in nearly more than 420,000 confirmed cases of the virus.
The latest breakdown of confirmed cases, by county, as of Monday, Nov. 29:
- Fairfield: 115,582 (12,253 per 100,000 residents);
- New Haven: 109,448 (12,805);
- Hartford: 102,237 (11,465);
- New London: 29,473 (11,113);
- Litchfield: 18,271 (10,132);
- Middlesex: 15,625 (9,619);
- Windham: 14,505 (12,421);
- Tolland: 11,921 (7,909).
A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
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