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Roughly two-thirds in each of the states also said the restrictions put in place in their state to slow the spread of the virus are about right, while only about 20% said they don't go far enough and about 15% think they go too far.
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.
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."
The governor said he hoped “we’ll have some clarity from the White House before the day is over” over President Donald Trump's musing about instituting an "enforceable quarantine" in New York and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, opining that Trump’s comments were an example of his “thinking out loud.”
In addition, 51 people are hospitalized and three more have died since Saturday from complications the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to eight.
“A regional approach to this threat is smart, and I am grateful for all of the work by my colleagues in neighboring states,” said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, the latest to join an anti-coronavirus coalition in the Northeast. Talks continue with Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced coordinated restrictions on business activity in the three states.