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Westport COVID-19 Cases Up 3, Deaths Unchanged

The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was up three at 356 (341 confirmed and 15 probable) while the number of deaths was unchanged at 23.

Connecticut reported a higher-than-usual rate of positive COVID-19 tests today, along with an increase in coronavirus hospitalizations, state numbers show.

The state reported 89 new cases on 5,943 tests, for a rate of about 1.5%, the highest in a given day since late June.5

Officials have warned that the state’s positivity rate is prone to fluctuate day to day, especially on days such as Wednesday with a relatively small number of new tests.

Even with today’s numbers, Connecticut’s positivity rate over the past week stands at 0.9%, down slightly from late August and lower than that of nearly every other state.

Connecticut has 57 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, per state numbers, up seven from Tuesday but down from a week ago.

The state did not report any new coronavirus-linked deaths today freezing its death toll during the pandemic at 4,474.

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