There are now 30 towns under red alert status in Connecticut, which is an increase of 11 from last week.
The state has started a color-coded alert system that places each city and town in a category based on its COVID-19 rate.
Red is the highest alert level and municipalities in that category have the option to roll back to a more restrictive phase two of reopening rather than remain in phase three, which the state is in now.
Below are the state's Red Alert towns:
- East Hartford
- New Britain
- New London
- North Canaan
- Old Saybrook
The towns in bold were recently added.
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Red Alert towns account for about one-third of the state at this time, Lamont said.
There are also 53 towns under Orange Alert status. Below is a list of those towns:
- Beacon Falls
- East Hampton
- East Haven
- East Lyme
- New Haven
- North Branford
- North Haven
- South Windsor
- West Haven
The governor announced that Orange Alert towns will also have the option to revert to phase 2.