Central Connecticut only has few new positive coronavirus cases

Published on Sunday, 5 April 2020 17:40


Although close to 400 additional people across Connecticut found out they have COVID-19 Sunday, there were very few new positive diagnoses in the central region.

There are now 5,675 confirmed cases of the coronavirus statewide, up 399 since Saturday, according to the latest statistics released by state health officials Sunday evening.

New Britain remains the leader of resident-cases among local towns at 49, but had no new cases since Saturday. Newington had one new diagnosis, bringing its total to 35. Berlin also had one resident test positive over the last 24 hours, with 17 total confirmed cases.

One additional Bristol resident tested positive Sunday. The city now has 27 total positive cases.

Chris Boyle, director of marketing at Bristol Health, said the hospital is currently treating 11 patients with COVID-19. Bristol Health administered 94 tests Saturday and another 27 Sunday, Boyle confirmed.

Plainville, Plymouth and Southington each had zero additional cases reported. Plainville has not seen any increase since Friday, remaining at a steady 11 cases. Southington counted four new positives Saturday, which brought its total up to 37, and Plymouth still has just four cases.

At least 24 people in Connecticut lost their lives to the illness over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 189.

A total of 23,270 tests have been administered, including the last 1,241 on Sunday. A total of 1,142 patients have been hospitalized, with an additional 109 Sunday.

There are 751 total cases in Hartford county, representing about 13 percent of the total confirmed statewide. There have been 29 deaths related to COVID-19 in Hartford County since the beginning of the pandemic.

Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at (860) 801-5097 or edrzewiecki@newbritainherald.com

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, General News on Sunday, 5 April 2020 17:40. Updated: Sunday, 5 April 2020 17:43.