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George Floyd case overshadows Lamont briefing; COVID-19 deaths nearing 4,000 in...

Asked if he felt the Trump administration was trying to politicize the incident, Gov. Ned Lamont responded: "God, I hope not. I can't think of anything more cynical than that. Broadly speaking, militarization of this situation is not the right thing to do."

Gov. Cuomo warns against COVID-19 corporate scam

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo charged today that a new scam is unfolding in which some corporations will use the COVID-19 pandemic to enrich themselves. At...

COVID-19 LATEST: Lamont calls for long-term recovery committees to be formed...

The state government is encouraging the formation of long-term recovery committees in every municipality -- an "effective way to bring our economy back," according to Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz -- as COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to decline.

COVID-19 LATEST: Contact tracing ramping up as part of reopening strategy

The state is ramping up its “track and trace” strategy to get a better handle on its number of COVID-19 infections and exposures, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today – a move that will play a key role in Connecticut’s reopening strategy.

COVID-19 LATEST: Talks of reopening economy heat up as Fairfield County...

The governor said that, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw, the state has withstood about $450 million in coronavirus-related expenses. "Connecticut right now is doing better than a lot of other states," Lamont said, noting the strength of its rainy day fund.

COVID-19 LATEST: Reopen CT Advisory Board announced as state’s death toll...

According to the Department of Public Health, Fairfield County's COVID-positive cases jumped by nearly 500 since yesterday, to a total of 6,004, with another 22 hospitalizations for a total of 710. The county recorded another 14 deaths to bring that total to 262.

COVID-19 LATEST: Over 12,000 cases, 554 deaths in state

Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN this morning that "no one is going to deny" that lives could have been saved if the U.S. had taken earlier action in combating the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 LATEST: Hospitalizations slowing as state’s death toll nears 500

New hospitalizations, which Gov. Ned Lamont has said is the key indicator as to whether the state’s coronavirus incidents have peaked, rose by just 31 to 1,593; Fairfield County saw a nine-person decrease, to 676.

COVID-19 LATEST: Lamont says to stay the course on social distancing;...

"We're fighting a war against this virus -- a war that never is won," Gov. Ned Lamont said this morning. Acknowledging that there's a growing outcry "to get back to our everyday lives," he said: "Now is not the time to relax the social distancing."

COVID-19 LATEST: County hospitalizations fall for first time; Lamont sees ‘glimmer...

Although Connecticut added another 45 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 380, Gov. Ned Lamont said the rate of increase in hospitalizations is "not going up -- in fact, it may be going down a little bit," a possible sign that the state's number of coronavirus incidents has peaked.

COVID-19 LATEST: Fairfield County passes 100 deaths; More testing coming online

Fairfield County's coronavirus-related death toll has reached 101, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today, though he said he was trying to draw some solace from the fact that an anticipated major spike in cases has, so far, not arrived.

COVID-19 LATEST: Fairfield County nearing 100 deaths; Fed officials warn of...

Fairfield County recorded another 10 deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 96. The county has 3,050 confirmed coronavirus cases, and has recorded 189 deaths.

COVID-19 LATEST: Models show county peak to hit around April 26;...

Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's lack of ventilators remains a matter of growing concern, as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said yesterday that Connecticut could be one of the nation’s next hot spots. “Southern Connecticut is (already) one of those hot spots, and has been for some time,” the governor said.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Banks join to offer customers relief; PPE cupboard ’empty’;...

Gov. Ned Lamont announced an agreement with some 65 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Hospitals unite statewide; 36 deaths; PPE shortage growing

Gov. Ned Lamont said that the state has received "another small delivery" of PPE from the federal government, including 146,000 surgical masks, as well as a promised 50 ventilators, which "we haven't seen yet."