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Additional 104 Connecticut Residents Test Positive for COVID-19, State Total 327

Since yesterday, an additional 104 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the statewide total to 327. More than 3,600 tests have been conducted among the state and private labs to date. Approximately 51 people are hospitalized and there have been 8 deaths.

·       Governor Lamont is currently working on another executive order – his eleventh since the emergency declaration was made – that takes several additional actions. That executive order will be released Sunday evening.

·       The Department of Economic and Community Development is preparing guidance to Connecticut businesses for implementation of the governor’s executive order directing the statewide closure of all non-essential, in-person business functions effective 8PM on Monday, March 23. That guidance will also be released Sunday evening.

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut 

Since yesterday’s update, an additional 104 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 327. To date, more than 3,600 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among both state and private laboratories.

A county-by-county breakdown includes:

County

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

Hospitalized Cases

Deaths

Fairfield County

208

20

5

Hartford County

54

13

1

Litchfield County

12

3

0

Middlesex County

6

3

0

New Haven County

29

9

0

New London County

3

1

0

Tolland County

14

2

2

Windham County

1

0

0

Total

327

51

8

Since yesterday, three more Connecticut residents died from complications of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to eight. They include:

·       A man in his 80s who was a resident of a nursing home in Stafford Springs and recently hospitalized at Johnson Memorial Hospital (not to be confused with another man in his 80s who was also a resident of a nursing home in Stafford Springs and being treated at the same hospital, whose passing was reported in yesterday’s update);

·       A woman in her 80s who was a resident of a private home in Rocky Hill and recently hospitalized at Hartford Hospital; and

·       A woman in her 80s who was a resident of a private home in New Canaan and recently hospitalized at Norwalk Hospital.

For several additional charts and tables on testing performed in Connecticut, including a town-by-town breakdown of positive cases in each municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Governor Lamont finalizing an eleventh executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont is currently reviewing and finalizing another executive order – the eleventh since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his ongoing efforts to advance mitigation strategies that slow down the transmission of the virus. That executive order is anticipated to be released on Sunday evening.

Department of Economic and Community Development preparing guidance on the implementation of Governor Lamont’s executive order on non-essential business functions

The Department of Economic and Community Development is in the process of preparing guidance for businesses on how to implement the executive order Governor Lamont issued Friday directing all non-essential business functions in Connecticut to suspend in-person operations beginning Monday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m. That guidance is also anticipated to be released on Sunday evening and will be published on the state’s coronavirus website. 

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The information line is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. The hotline intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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