CT's Daily COVID-19 Positivity Rate Falls Below 5%; Hospitalizations Increase

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Connecticut's daily COVID-19 testing positivity rate dropped to 4.98% Wednesday, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. The number of hospitalizations due to the virus has increased to 575.

The rate is a sharp drop from Tuesday's 8.33% positivity rate, the highest infection rate recorded since last winter.

Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 have also increased over the past few weeks. The number of hospitalizations Wednesday is 575, which is 50 more than Tuesday, when 525 patients were being treated for coronavirus in Connecticut hospitals.

Of the 575 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 442 are not fully vaccinated, according to the governor's office.

A second case of the omicron COVID-19 variant was also announced Tuesday. The latest is a man in his 20s who lives in Fairfield County.

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