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CT COVID-19 Positivity Rate Jumps to 6.74%; More Than 500 Hospitalized

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Connecticut's COVID-19 positivity rate climbed to 6.74% as hospitalizations continued to skyrocket, according to data released Tuesday.

There was a net increase of 52 hospitalizations since Monday, with a total of 548 currently hospitalized with the virus.

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday the state has doubled hospitalizations in the past few weeks.

There were 22,612 new tests reported Tuesday, with 1,524 coming back positive., for a positivity rate of 6.74%. That is the highest single-day positivity rate the state has seen since May 24.

Nine more people have died, putting the death toll at 4,707.

Governor Lamont announced a significant jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations since Friday.


On Friday the state rolled back to Phase 2.1, which puts stricter capacity restrictions on restaurants, entertainment and event venues and requires dine-in services to close early.

People are asked to cooperate with a recommended curfew. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Governor Ned Lamont is urging people to stay off the streets.


New Hampshire and Maine were added to the list Tuesday, and no areas were removed, bringing the total number of hotspots on the list to 46.

Conn. Travel Advisory List as of November 10:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Delaware
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Guam
  11. Idaho
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Iowa
  15. Kansas
  16. Kentucky
  17. Louisiana
  18. Maine
  19. Maryland
  20. Massachusetts
  21. Michigan
  22. Minnesota
  23. Mississippi
  24. Missouri
  25. Montana
  26. Nebraska
  27. Nevada
  28. New Hampshire
  29. New Mexico
  30. North Carolina
  31. North Dakota
  32. Ohio
  33. Oklahoma
  34. Oregon
  35. Pennsylvania
  36. Puerto Rico
  37. South Carolina
  38. South Dakota
  39. Tennessee
  40. Texas
  41. Utah
  42. Virginia
  43. Washington
  44. West Virginia
  45. Wisconsin
  46. Wyoming

A state with 10 cases per 100,000 people or a 10-percent positivity rate meets the standards for being on Connecticut's travel advisory list.

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