Coronavirus Outbreak

More Than 5,600 Cases of Coronavirus, 189 Deaths Reported in Connecticut

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More than 5,600 cases of coronavirus are reported in Connecticut and over 180 people have died.

Connecticut has seen an increase of 399 coronavirus cases since Saturday and an additional 24 deaths, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

The new cases bring the total for Connecticut to 5,675 and 189 deaths.

There are currently 1,142 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 23,270 people have been tested for the virus, Lamont said.

The increases come just days after Gov. Lamont warned that April would be a "horrible month" for coronavirus cases in Connecticut.

Here is a breakdown of the cases by county:

  • Fairfield County: 3,050 with 96 deaths
  • Hartford County: 751 with 29 deaths
  • Litchfield County: 197 with 6 deaths
  • Middlesex County: 110 with 5 deaths
  • New Haven County: 1,162 with 36 deaths
  • New London County: 57 with 4 deaths
  • Tolland County: 94 with 11 deaths
  • Windham County: 32 with 1 death
  • Pending address validation: 222 with 1 death

U.S. Surgeon General Braces Americans For "Saddest Week"

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet on Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly."

He also said coronavirus is "going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized."

Adams added, “it’s going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that."

When Will Coronavirus Peak in Connecticut?

During a briefing on Friday afternoon, Lamont detailed some modelling that showed when health officials believe the peak of the new coronavirus infections will occur in different parts of the state.

The peak in Fairfield County will come first, most likely in the next 2 to 3 weeks, Lamont said. That will be followed by New Haven County in early to mid-May, and Hartford County in mid-to-late May.

The eastern counties of Connecticut should have a much flatter curve, according to the state's modelling data.

With the peak times for much of the state still a month or more away, the state would likely keep social distancing guidelines in place for several months, Connecticut's Chief Operating Officer, Josh Geballe said.

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