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COVID-19 LATEST: Quest/Hartford HealthCare partnership to dramatically increase testing

The state will see an 80% increase in COVID-19 testing under an expanded partnership between Hartford HealthCare and Quest Diagnostics that was announced at Gov. Ned Lamont's afternoon briefing.

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."

COVID-19 UPDATE: 27 deaths; Peak could possibly come by 2nd week...

While President Donald Trump's signing late this afternoon of the $2 trillion COVID-19 aid package should address the PPE shortage, Lamont said it would probably be three-plus weeks before that money arrives to the state.

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

Lamont announces collaboration with Jackson Labs to increase COVID-19 testing; 2nd...

Charles Lee, director and professor at the Farmington lab, said that starting net week it will test up to 150 samples per day and will ramp up that number “substantially more” in a matter of days.

Hartford HealthCare completes acquisition of Bridgeport’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center

St. Vincent’s will continue to operate as a not-for-profit Catholic hospital.

Hartford HealthCare moves ahead with plans to acquire St. Vincent’s Medical...

Pending regulatory approval, St. Vincent’s would be Hartford HealthCare's second-largest hospital, after 867-bed Hartford Hospital.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center to be acquired by Hartford HealthCare

Located in Bridgeport, St. Vincent’s includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, and a large multispecialty provider group.

New joint venture aimed at Connecticut Medicare recipients

CarePartners of Connecticut Inc. has been created by a collaboration between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Watertown, Massachusetts.

Legislature holding hearing on Anthem-Hartford HealthCare dispute

The hearing, scheduled before a Nov. 18 agreement was announced, is designed to help avoid such disruptions in the future.