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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increasing to a ‘Concerning' Level, Positivity Rate Down

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COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased to a "concerning" level as over 2,000 cases were reported since Friday, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

State hospitalizations have increased by 37, bringing the total to 270. This is a level that has not been seen since June 10.

The state's positivity rate has actually decreased to 2.2% as over 92,000 COVID-19 tests were performed over the weekend.

The state reported a 2.9% test positivity rate on Friday. On Friday, the governor said he was concerned with the state's rising coronavirus numbers.

Connecticut's death toll has increased by 12. There are now 4,589 COVID-related deaths in the state.

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At a news conference on Monday, Lamont raised concerns about gatherings at some establishments that may be violating his executive orders and adding to the uptick in cases. He cited a Fairfield pub that was packed over the weekend.

"These are bars masquerading as restaurants -- I think some time, people are fragrantly disregarding key protocols and you end up with an outbreak," Lamont said.

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