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CT's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Increases to 4.3 Percent

This is the highest it has been in nearly two months.

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The state of Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate has increased to 4.3 percent on Tuesday, the governor said, which is the highest it has been in nearly two months.

This was an increase from 2.89% on Monday.

The positivity rate at the beginning of November was 1.64 percent on Nov. 1. Until today, the highest rate this month had been 3.23 percent on Nov. 9, according to figures released by the governor's office.

At that time, Gov. Ned Lamont said the positivity rate was the highest it had been in around six weeks.

The last time the positivity rate was close to today's rate was on Sept. 17, when the rate was 4.22 percent.

Lamont urged people to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and for parents to get their children, 5 years old and up, vaccinated against the virus.

“We have known that colder weather was coming and that in the colder weather, we have more circulation of this virus,“ Connecticut Department of Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani said Tuesday.

She said there have been some challenges with COVID-19 data in what is reported to the state and when and the number bounces around a bit.

Juthani said vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, immunity starts to wane around six months and people who meet the criteria to get a booster shot should get one.

Less than 1 percent of vaccinated people are getting infected with COVID-19, but it's possible, she said. It is also possible to spread it to someone else, she said.

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