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Phase 3 Reopening Could Be Influenced By COVID-19 Spikes in Other States: Lamont

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Governor Ned Lamont said that coronavirus spikes in other states may influence Connecticut's phase 3 reopening, which is planned for mid to late July.

"If I saw something in Massachusetts or New York that was very disturbing, it would certainly give me pause," Lamont said. "Our state tends to walk in parallel with some of our neighbors," Lamont said.

Lamont said he is "rethinking" including bars in phase 3 reopening.

Governor Lamont said Monday he is rethinking including bars in phase 3 of the state's reopening.

He emphasized that things can change very quickly.

Hospitalizations Drop Below 100

Lamont said Connecticut's coronavirus hospitalizations have dropped below 100 for the first time in months.

Four fewer hospitalizations have been reported since yesterday, bringing the state total to 99.

There have been 59 more COVID-19 cases reported overnight, bringing the state total to 46,362.

Deaths have increased by four, bringing Connecticut's coronavirus death toll to 4,320.

Connecticut continues to be one of the few states that have seen a decrease in the daily number of COVID-19 cases.

"We reopened carefully and only when our metrics were headed in the right direction," Lamont said.

On Sunday, the state saw another net decline in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.

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