coronavirus in connecticut

45 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported in CT; Positivity Rate Slightly Increase to 4.93%

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There are 45 more COVID-related deaths and the state's positivity rate slightly increased to 4.93%.

A total of 6,819 people have died from COVID-19 complications as of Friday.

Of over 40,000 tests performed, 2,019 came back positive.

On Thursday, the positivity rate was 4.27%.

Net hospitalizations have decreased by 11. There are now 1,058 people in Connecticut hospitals with the virus.

According to the CDC, 248,753 Connecticut people have had at least one dose and 33,149 people have already had their second dose of the vaccine.

It was announced on Thursday that two more Connecticut residents have tested positive for the UK COVID-19 variant, according to state officials. The two additional people who tested positive for COVID variant B.1.1.7 are family members of one of the first two people with the virus in the state.

A total of four Connecticut residents have now tested positive for the new strain of the virus.

In an interview with LX News, Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the multiplying mutations of the coronavirus, including a U.K. variant that is thought to be more deadly as well as more contagious. Watch the full interview with Dr. Fauci on NBCLX this Tuesday at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
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