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Connecticut's COVID-19 Test Positive Rate Skyrockets to Nearly 15% on Tuesday

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Connecticut's COVID-19 test positive rate jumped from just over 10% on Monday to just under 15% on Tuesday, the highest percentage since widespread testing began earlier in the pandemic.

Of the 38,395 COVID-19 tests administered since Monday, 5,753 came back positive. The state's COVID-19 test positive rate is now 14.98%.

Last week, the state's COVID-19 test positive rate hovered just below 10%.

Keith Grant from Hartford HealthCare joined Kerri-Lee Mayland to talk about why it might be time to change which mask you are using to protect against the omicron variant.

In New Haven, the city's health director said they are in a community spread situation and are assuming one in four people will test positive for COVID-19.

Thirty-eight more people are hospitalized in Connecticut since Monday with the virus bringing the state's total current hospitalizations for COVID-19 to 963.

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