Coronavirus Hospitalizations Decline Again; Deaths Surpass 2,000

Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to fall in Connecticut, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

Net hospitalizations fell by 8 on Monday, to 1,758 currently in the state.

It is the fifth straight day of declines.

Hospitalizations in Fairfield County continued their downward trend, while the numbers in Hartford and New Haven counties were flat.

A total of 25,997 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, and 2,012 have died.

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The governor said that if hospitalizations continue to drop, in another seven to 10 days they may begin to look on easing some of the restrictions. While there are no specifics on what that could mean yet, the governor said the task force will be at Thursday's press conference and have specific ideas as they begin to lay out what the risks and benefits could be.

Most of Monday's meeting was focused on the supply chain, particularly food supply.

This comes as the Tyson Food board chairman warned that millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the national supply chain as processing plants are forced to close due to the virus.

The governor said they are talking about how the state can get control over its own food supply.

State officials said they're looking at food insecurity and food distribution for those financially struggling and also for those in self-quarantine or self-isolating.

The state is also making changes to SNAP - expanding it and making it easier to apply and stay on it.

They're also working on making it so those with an EBT card can purchase groceries online.

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