Coronavirus in Connecticut (generic wfsb)

Coronavirus continues to impact the entire country, including Connecticut.

Below is a breakdown of developments as they happen in the month of September:

As of Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont said hospitalizations were at 76. Cases totaled 56,587. Deaths were at 4,501 since the start of the pandemic in Connecticut.

For a complete town-by-town breakdown of the cases, click here.

Sept. 25

4 p.m.

On Friday, there were 56,587 coronavirus cases reported, up 115 since Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.84 percent.

There were two new coronavirus-related death reported on Friday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,501. Hospitalizations increased by 4, bringing the total to 76.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,516,780, an increase of 13,666 since Thursday.

Sept. 24

4:05 p.m. 

Governor Ned Lamont announced that Phase 3 reopening is being planned to begin on October 8. 

Bars and nightclubs will remained closed. 

Businesses such as restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barbershops, and libraries will be able to increase from 50 percent capacity to 75 percent capacity. 

Outdoor event venues such as amphitheaters and race tracks will be able to increase capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent. 

Indoor performing arts venues will be able to open at 50 percent capacity. 

Masks and social distancing will still be enforced. 

Phase 3 gathering size
Phase 3 business changes

4 p.m. 

On Thursday, there were 56,472 coronavirus cases reported, up 157 since Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1 percent.

There were two new coronavirus-related death reported on Thursday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,499. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 72.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,503,114, an increase of 15,562 since Wednesday.

Sept. 23

On Wednesday, there were 56,315 coronavirus cases reported, up 155 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.5 percent.

There was one new coronavirus-related death reported on Wednesday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,497. Hospitalizations increased by 3, bringing the total to 73.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,487,552, an increase of 10, 074since Tuesday.

Sept. 22

On Tuesday, there were 56,160 coronavirus cases reported, up 136 since Monday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.1 percent.

There was one new coronavirus-related death reported on Tuesday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,496. Hospitalizations increased by 2, bringing the total to 70.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,477,478, an increase of 12,044 since Monday.

Sept. 21

4 p.m.

On Monday, there were 56,024 coronavirus cases reported, up 497 since Friday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.1 percent.

There were three new coronavirus-related death reported on Monday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,495. Hospitalizations decreased by 9, bringing the total to 68.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,465,434 , an increase of 45,595 since Friday.

Sept. 18

4 p.m.

On Friday, there were 55,527 coronavirus cases reported, up 141 since Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1 percent.

There were four new coronavirus-related death reported on Friday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,492. Hospitalizations increased by 2, bringing the total to 77.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,419,839, an increase of 13,865 since Thursday.

Sept. 17

On Thursday, there were 55,386 coronavirus cases reported, up 220 since Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.6 percent.

There was one new coronavirus-related death reported on Wednesday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,488. Hospitalizations increased by 5, bringing the total to 75.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,405,974, an increase of 13,857 since Wednesday.

Sept. 16

On Wednesday, there were 55,166 coronavirus cases reported, up 135 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.3 percent.

There were two new coronavirus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,487. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 70.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,392,117, an increase of 11,257 since Tuesday.

Sept. 15

4:10 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 55,031 coronavirus cases reported, up 136 since Monday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.3 percent.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, leaving the total since the start of the pandemic at 4,485. Hospitalizations increased by 7, bringing the total to 71.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,388,507, an increase of 10,790 since Monday.

Sept. 14

4:20 p.m. 

The state's travel quarantine has been amended so anyone who is traveling from an impacted state can receive a negative COVID-19 test 3 days before coming to Connecticut and not have to quarantine for 14 days. 

Lamont said travelers can also get tested when they arrive in Connecticut, but will have to quarantine until the test is administered and the results are received. 

A travel form is still required for all travelers. 

Essential workers traveling on business continue to be exempt. 

4:15 p.m. 

Governor Ned Lamont announced new fines for violations of executive orders. Lamont said anyone who violated the mask order can be fined $100, anyone who organizes an event that exceeds to size limits of 25 people indoors or 100 people outdoors can be fined $500, and anyone who attends an event that exceeds a size limit can be fined $250. 

Lamont said the fines can be issued by law enforcement, local chief elected official designees, and local public health. 

4 p.m.

On Monday, there were 54,895 coronavirus cases reported, up 569 since Friday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.2 percent.

There were 5 coronavirus-related deaths reported since Friday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic at 4,485. Hospitalizations increased by 13, bringing the total to 64.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,377,717, an increase of 48,964 over the weekend.

Governor Ned Lamont said he wants over 50 percent of students in grades Kindergarten through 8 to be back in class full-time over the next two to three weeks.

Sept. 11

On Friday, there were 54,326 coronavirus cases reported, up 233 since Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.1 percent.

There were 2 coronavirus-related deaths reported since Thursday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic at 4,480. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 51.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,328,753, an increase of 21,509 since Thursday.

Sept. 10

On Thursday, there were 54,093 coronavirus cases reported, up 222 since Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.3 percent.

There were 4 coronavirus-related deaths reported since Wednesday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic at 4,478. Hospitalizations decreased by 5, bringing the total to 52.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,307,244, an increase of 16,602 since Tuesday.

Sept. 9

On Wednesday, there were 53,871 coronavirus cases reported, up 89 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.5 percent.

There were no coronavirus-related death reported since Tuesday, leaving the total since the beginning of the pandemic at 4,474. Hospitalizations increased by 7, bringing the total to 57.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,290,642, an increase of 5,943 since Tuesday.

Sept. 8

4 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 53,782 coronavirus cases reported, up 417 since Friday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.85 percent.

There were 6 more coronavirus-related death reported since Friday, bringing the total at 4,474. Hospitalizations decreased by 8, bringing the total to 50.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,284,699, an increase of 49,185 since Friday.

9 a.m.

Global COVID-19 cases hit 27,520,223 with 897,522 deaths and 19,611,660 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 6,486,426 to go along with 193,586 deaths and 3,758,629 recoveries.

Sept. 7

10 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 27,334,298 with 893,711 deaths and 19,410,583 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,462,225 with 193,259 deaths and 3,726,110 recoveries.

Sept. 4

4 p.m.

On Friday, there were 53,365 coronavirus cases reported, up 156 since Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.8 percent.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported since the previous day, leaving the total at 4,468. Hospitalizations decreased by 7, bringing the total at 58.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,35,514, an increase 19,431 since Thursday.

7:25 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 26,502,437 with 873,803 deaths and 18,684,199 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,335,653 with 191,060 deaths and 3,575,495 recoveries.

Sept. 3

4 p.m.

On Thursday, there were 53,209 coronavirus cases reported, up 101 since Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.7 percent.

There was 1 new coronavirus-related death reported since the previous day, bringing the total at 4,468. Hospitalizations stayed the same, keeping the total at 65.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,216,083, an increase 14,234 since Wednesday.

7:45 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 26,211,412 with 868,068 deaths and 18,470,179 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,291,627 with 190,014 deaths and 3,547,926 recoveries.

Sept. 2

4 p.m.

On Wednesday, there were 53,108 coronavirus cases reported, up 102 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.88 percent.

There was 1 new coronavirus-related death reported since the previous day, bringing the total at 4,467. Hospitalizations increased by 9, bringing the total to 65.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,201,849, an increase 11,634 since Tuesday.

7:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 25,935,511 with 861,900 deaths and 18,217,094 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,258,028 with 188,907 deaths and 3,497,431 recoveries.

Sept. 1

4 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 53,006 coronavirus cases reported, up 127 since Monday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.66 percent.

There was 1 new coronavirus-related death reported since the previous day, bringing the total at 4,466. Hospitalizations increased by 4, bringing the total to 56.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,190,215, an increase of 19,245 since Monday.

For earlier developments, click here.

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(7) comments

lostinCT

"His Excellency Ned Lamont" (no, seriously, that is the header on his executive orders) is over stepping his bounds. Passing unenforceable rules that amount to nothing more than an additional tax on a state already overburdened by tax and putting local law officials in an awkward position. As if they dont already have enough on their plates, now they need to play a nanny role. How about spending some of that time, effort and money into educating people rather than abusing your rights as an elected official?

strangebrue

I applaud you King Nedley, not a new business tax but a clever way of scre wing the idiots who put you in office

Verdad

Clearly you don't get it. Wear your mask. It should not be that difficult to understand.

subslag

Fining people for living their lives?! Communism is alive and well in CT! How about revealing the true number of covid-19 deaths and stop the lies!

Verdad

Get over yourself. We are in the middle of a pandemic. Wear your mask and quit crying tough guy. 198,937 deaths in the U.S. Denial and crying won't change that.

Brian C. Duffy

Wear your mask, Jeffrey. You wear one online, you can wear one in public.

ColonMcEnroe

Put CT on the quarantine list.

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