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CT Reports No New COVID-19 Deaths

Connecticut reported no new coronavirus-related deaths today.

It is the first time in almost four months the state has not added to the virus’ death toll during its daily reporting.

Gov. Ned Lamont attributed the achievement to residents’ discipline with public health measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing.

Also today, Connecticut reported 14 additional COVID-19 hospitalizations, marking the first double-digit increase since early May.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has also been mostly dropping since late April, although there have been a number of individual days that saw increases.

Lamont said the day’s increase in hospitalizations — which brought the state’s total to 83 — did not concern him.

He said that hospital admissions have remained steady, but discharges dipped in the last 24 hours, leading to the increase in total hospitalizations.

“I would’ve been really worried if the admissions were beginning to spike. That’s not what happened,” Lamont said.

“The admissions are flat. But not as many people got discharged. That’s going to happen a lot. I’m not that concerned about that number.”

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