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Connecticut's COVID-19 Infection Rate Jumps to 6.4%

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Connecticut's COVID-19 test positivity rate jumped to 6.4% on Friday, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

That is up from Thursday's infection rate of 4.7% and back up in the range where it was on Tuesday, which was 6.7%.

Data from the Department of Public Health showed 2,746 positive cases from 43,078 tests reported on Friday.

There were 42 new hospitalizations, bringing the total number of current coronavirus-related hospitalizations to 659.

The state saw another 11 COVID-related deaths as well.

There are also about 100 cities and towns in Connecticut that have reached the state's "Red Alert" COVID-19 infection status.

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