The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was unchanged at 406 (389 confirmed and 17 probable) and deaths also unchanged at 23.
More than a month after Connecticut’s positive COVID-19 test rate began steadily rising, the state now appears to be seeing a similar rise in coronavirus-related deaths, according to data released by Gov. Ned Lamont’s office.
The state’s positivity rate — which had sat mostly below 1% during the summer — began to rise in early September and on Tuesday hit a four-month high of 3%. Several weeks later, hospitalizations began to rise as well, also hitting a four-month high on Tuesday.
And while both of those numbers dropped slightly today — positivity rate dipped to 2.6% and hospitalizations dropped by four to 213 — the data shows that deaths are now also on the rise
Today the state reported that eight more people have died with COVID-19. In total, 4,567 people in the state have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Deaths had tapered off over the summer, when the state reported a number of zero-death days.