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Largest Amount of New CT COVID-19 Cases in 20 to 39 Age Group: Lamont

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Governor Ned Lamont said Connecticut is seeing the largest amount of coronavirus cases in the 20 to 39 age group.

From Aug. 9 to 15, both the 20 to 29 and 30 to 39 age groups had the largest amount of new coronavirus cases. Between the two age groups, 223 coronavirus cases emerged in the time span of one week, according to Lamont.

Both age groups also had the largest rate of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

The 40 to 49 age range followed, with 91 new cases from Aug. 9 to 15.

The governor is urging residents to keep wearing masks and social distancing.

New Conn. Coronavirus Numbers

There are two fewer hospitalizations and the coronavirus positive test rate remains below one percent in Connecticut.

There are now 47 total hospitalizations.

Since yesterday, 118 new cases have been reported of 12,415 tests performed, which is about a 0.95% positivity rate.

There is one more death, bringing the Connecticut death toll to 4,458.

Governor Ned Lamont said about 87,000 tests have been performed in the past week.

Lamont said the state's freeze on evictions will now be extended through Oct. 1.

The governor said Connecticut is in a much-improved situation for a second COVID-19 wave.

Connecticut is the second-highest coronavirus testing state, according to Lamont. Conn. performs 306 daily tests per 100,000 people which follows New York with 383 daily tests per 100,000 people, Lamont said.

On Wednesday, the governor released a statement saying that more than one million COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been recorded in Connecticut.

Lamont said Connecticut now has a median COVID-19 testing time of one day and less than 75% of tests returned in less than two days.

“I am incredibly proud of the work that our agencies, state-contracted laboratories, and testing partners have done to ensure that we have a test available for everyone who needs one in our state,” Lamont said in a statement. “This is a significant milestone, but we have to continue these efforts and keep going. We’re committed to moving forward with initiatives that keep testing available in the state to protect our residents, maintain the progress of our safe reopening, and get children back to school. I want to thank our partners in both the public and private sectors that have made this milestone a reality.”

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