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COVID-19 LATEST: Congressional aid welcomed as county deaths near 600

Fairfield and New Haven counties continue to be flat when it comes to COVID-19 cases, Gov. Ned Lamont said today while Hartford County continues to ramp up.

COVID-19 LATEST: State passes 1,000 deaths; DECD small business loans could...

Connecticut marked another grim COVID-19 milestone today, adding another 65 deaths to bring the total to 1,036. Fairfield County recorded 19 fatalities to bring...

COVID-19 LATEST: Strategy to reopen coming together as CT fatalities near...

The formulation of Connecticut’s strategy for restarting the economy is quickly gaining momentum, according to the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board, as the state’s COVID-19-related deaths grew since yesterday by 103 to total 971.

COVID-19 LATEST: Big jump in number of CT deaths due to...

The state’s number of COVID-19-related deaths grew by a dramatic 197 today, bringing the total to 868, though Gov. Ned Lamont said that was due mainly to a large batch of data just received by the Department of Health from the Office of the Medical Examiner.

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: 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: 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: 300-plus deaths; Progress on unemployment claims; ‘Adequate’ supplies of...

Connecticut added another 49 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 326. Another 110 persons have been hospitalized, bringing that total to 1,418. The new to-date numbers of tests conducted and of positive results are expected later tonight, Gov. Ned Lamont said. Updated county-by-county information is also not yet available.

COVID-19 LATEST: Numbers still rising, but ‘seem to be flattening out,’...

While Connecticut's number of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths continues to rise, Gov. Ned Lamont today insisted that they "seem to be flattening out."

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: Stamford Hospital building to be used as care site;...

Approximately 1,033 patients have been hospitalized, and statewide fatalities now stand at 165, with Fairfield County accounting for 86 of those 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 LATEST: Deaths top 100; CT to receive about $1.45 billion...

The $2.5 billion in the state’s Budget Reserve Fund (also known as the Rainy Day Fund) puts Connecticut "in pretty good shape" through at least June 30, said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Obviously, this is the rainy day,” added Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Melissa McCaw. “We are well-positioned to weather this storm.”

COVID-19 LATEST: 16 more deaths in CT, including 6-week-old; ‘Desperate’ need...

In other developments today: The state is currently on track to end Fiscal Year 2020 with a General Fund deficit of $170 million; a new statewide organization has been formed to help Connecticut's nonprofits; and according to one model, Connecticut’s hospitals will hit peak resource use on April 16, at which time there will be a shortage of 2,167 hospital beds and a deficit of 499 ICU beds. The same model predicts 1,092 virus-related deaths here through Aug. 4.