Connecticut to start reporting coronavirus deaths weekly not daily as positivity rates remain low

By | July 8, 2021

Connecticut officials will stop delivering daily updates on new coronavirus-related deaths as more people get vaccinated and infection rates stay extremely low, according to reports. 

The state has reported a less than 1% positivity rate this week and last, only 32 hospitalizations Tuesday and no deaths, according to the Hartford Courant. 

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In releasing its daily report on Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont’s office said the death reports will now come once a week, on Thursdays, with information provided by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

FILE - This photo from May 21, 2020, shows Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont as he prepares to put on a face mask before his daily COVID-19 briefing, Gay City State Park in Hebron, Conn. Lamont's office say they will no longer provide daily updates on the number of people who have died in the state from COVID-19-related causes. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

FILE – This photo from May 21, 2020, shows Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont as he prepares to put on a face mask before his daily COVID-19 briefing, Gay City State Park in Hebron, Conn. Lamont’s office say they will no longer provide daily updates on the number of people who have died in the state from COVID-19-related causes. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

By Tuesday, 77.3% of residents 12 years and older had received at least one vaccine dose, the Courant reported. 

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There have been 8,278 deaths linked to the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to Wednesday’s report. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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