The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was up four at 420 (404 confirmed and 16 probable) and deaths unchanged at 23.
Murphy said hospitals are better at treating COVID-19 now than they were during the spring, resulting in fewer patients requiring admittance to the intensive care unit. Still, he predicted “a tough winter” ahead, as the state’s numbers continue to increase.
Lamont announced 2,047 positive results since Friday out of 92,191 tests, for a rate of 2.2%. Connecticut has now seen a positivity rate of 2.4% over the past week, its highest since mid-June.
The state currently has 270 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, up 37 from Friday and the most at a given time since June 10. Hospitalizations have increased steadily since early September, nearly quintupling during that period.