Coronavirus Deaths Climb In CT As Next Vaccine Phase Begins –

CONNECTICUT — A climb in coronavirus-associated deaths that began in mid-November has accelerated as the state moved into the new year. The state Department of Public Health reported 76 more virus fatalities over the weekend, bringing the pandemic death toll in Connecticut to 6,679.

The coronavirus positivity rate was 4.85 percent Monday, down a bit from last week’s wild ride which saw a peak of 10.72 percent Tuesday.

Coronavirus hospitalizations rose by 16 patients, bringing the total currently hospitalized to 1,114.

The number of cases of the virus is also climbing steadily. Another 6,703 have been confirmed since Friday.

The next phase of Connecticut’s coronavirus vaccine rollout commenced Monday, and residents 75 and older can now register online for their vaccine. Once registered, participants in the Vaccine Administration Management System will be emailed guidance for the appointment process for receiving the vaccine.

Here are the towns with the most new cases since Thursday:

1. Hartford: 333

6. Stamford: 210

7. Danbury: 188

8. Norwalk: 160

9. Meriden: 158

10. East Hartford: 141

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Here are the towns with the most new cases in the past week:

1. New Haven: 599

2. Bridgeport: 568

3. Hartford: 553

4. Stamford: 446

5. Waterbury: 441

6. New Britain: 389

7. Danbury: 381

8. Norwalk: 323

9. Meriden: 303

10. Norwich: 263

This report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health includes the addition of 286,103 laboratory tests from prior months that were previously not included in the daily report totals.

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