As Connecticut entered Phase 2 of its reopening plan on Wednesday, the state's coronavirus metrics continued on a downward trend.
COVID-related hospitalizations declined by 15 to 186 currently in the hospital, dropping below 200 total hospitalizations for the first time since March. Connecticut saw a peak number of hospitalizations of 1,972 on April 22.
There were 80 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 45,429. The state saw another nine coronavirus-related fatalities. The death toll stands at 4,219 statewide.