Coronavirus in CT: Cases Surge Past 2,500; 36 Deaths Statewide

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The number of coronavirus cases in Connecticut has climbed to 2,571, with 36 deaths statewide.

The new numbers came out on Monday afternoon.

The total number of cases jumped by 578 since Sunday.

Gov. Ned Lamont said while Fairfield County remains the area with the most cases, the number of cases in New Haven County is growing the fastest.

Here is the county-by-county breakdown:

  • Fairfield County: 1,445
  • New Haven: 373
  • Hartford County: 330
  • Litchfield County: 113
  • Middlesex County: 50
  • New London County: 24
  • Tolland County: 50
  • Windham County: 10

Flanked by state hospital administrators at a news conference on Monday, Gov. Lamont said the state had received 111,000 N95 masks and 146,000 surgical masks.

He said while the deliveries help, the hospitals are burning through about 20,000 masks each day.

Over the weekend, Lamont asked for healthcare volunteers at medical facilities around the state.

Lamont said the coronavirus has put a surge upon hospital capacity and supplies, but people across the state are helping by making surgical masks, hand sanitizer and surgical gowns.

According to officials, there is a need for students and other retired healthcare workers at medical facilities across Connecticut.

In a letter to residents, Lamont said "we need you now more than ever."

Anyone who wants to volunteer should register online at You will then get matched with a location in need.

On Sunday, the state reported nearly 2,000 coronavirus cases statewide and 34 deaths.

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