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.
ROLLBACK TO PHASE 2.1
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.
LATEST TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE
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:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
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.