Grim Milestone: CT Surpasses More Than 100K Coronavirus Cases

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CONNECTICUT — Connecticut’s war with the coronavirus hit a grim milestone on Friday, as the Department of Public Health announced it had confirmed more than 100,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. Seemingly undaunted, Gov. Ned Lamont took to social media to give a brief pep talk to the state’s local heroes: “I am so impressed by the people of CT,” Lamont said in a video uploaded to Twitter. “Crisis brings out the best in people. When it comes to our essential workers, when it comes to our nurses, our cops, our daycare centers and teachers, all of you are standing up and making a difference. “I look at that 100,000 number, and it makes me sad. I think of what you are all doing on behalf of our state, and I’m encouraged.” After reporting 2,088 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Connecticut is 101,469. The statewide positivity was 6.63 percent. Hospitalizations continued to climb overnight, by 8 beds to 848. The death toll associated with the virus is also on the rise, with 23 more fatalities reported, bringing that total to 4,828. The towns with the most new reported cases over the past day are: 4. Danbury: 89 5. Hartford: 88 6. New …

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