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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Nearly all of Connecticut’s cities and towns are being categorized under a ‘Red Alert’ when it comes to COVID-19 cases being seen.

Recently, Gov. Ned Lamont started releasing the infection rates being seen in each community on a weekly basis.

On Thursday, Lamont said 96 percent of the state’s population is under a ‘Red Alert.’

The cases have been steadily rising across the state.

Thursday’s testing statistics show a 6.48 percent positivity rate.

Coronavirus Updates: State's positivity rate at 6.5%

Last week, there were about 100 cities and towns that were categorized under a ‘Red Alert.’

For a town to be considered in the ‘Red Alert,’ they have to be reporting 15 cases per 100,000 residents. For an 'Orange Alert,' it's 10 to 14 cases per 100,000.

To see a breakdown of towns, click here.

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