The number of patients in Connecticut hospitals with COVID-19 increased today — the first uptick in hospitalizations in the state in a month, as concerns grew across the country about rising coronavirus infections.
State data shows the number of patients hospitalized in Connecticut with COVID-19 increased by five today, bringing the total to 127. This was the first increase in hospitalizations since May 25.
The governor’s office reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 today out of 7,922 new tests — a 0.8% positive rate. There have been 46,059 COVID-19 cases overall in Connecticut, according to the data. There were nine more deaths associated with the virus reported in the state today, for a total of 4,307 reported since the start of the pandemic.
While trends are improving overall in Connecticut, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37,667 new cases nationwide Thursday concentrated in southern states.