# COVID UPDATES: State’s positivity rate is at 9.02% | Connecticut News

(WFSB) — The Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Connecticut and the entire country.

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

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**Dec. 23**

On Thursday, 474,557 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 3,416 since Wednesday. Out of 37,853 tests administered, 3,416 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 9.02%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 837, an increase of 16 since Wednesday.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 75 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,077

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 13,225,210, an increase of 37,853 since Wednesday.

**Dec. 22**

On Wednesday, 471,141 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 3,366 since Tuesday. Out of 37,678 tests administered, 3,366 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 8.93%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 821, a decrease of 13 since Tuesday.

The governor’s office also said of those 821 people hospitalized, 619 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 56 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,002.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 13,187,357, an increase of 37,678 since Tuesday.

**Dec. 21**

On Tuesday, 467,775 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 6,000 since Monday. Out of 66,803 tests administered, 6,000 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 8.98%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 834, a decrease of 3 since Monday.

The governor’s office also said of those 834 people hospitalized, 627 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 56 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,002.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 13,149,679, an increase of 66,803 since Monday.

**Dec. 20**

On Monday, 461,775 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 6,209 since Friday. Out of 90,689 tests administered, 6,209 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 6.85%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 837, an increase of 101 since Friday.

The governor’s office also said of those 837 people hospitalized, 633 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 56 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 9,002.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 13,082,876, an increase of 90,689 since Friday.

**Dec. 17**

On Friday, 455,566 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 1,443 since Thursday. Out of 21,269 tests administered, 1,443 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 6.78%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 736, an increase of 26 since Thursday.

The governor’s office also said of those 736 people hospitalized, 563 are not fully vaccinated.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,992,187, an increase of 21,269 since Thursday.

**Dec. 16**

On Thursday, 454,123 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 2,085 since Wednesday. Out of 29,187 tests administered, 2,085 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate of 7.14%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 710, down by 6 since Wednesday.

The governor’s office also said of those 710 people hospitalized, 533 are not fully vaccinated.

A total of 29 new cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed, bringing the total to 40.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,970,918, an increase of 29,187 since Wednesday.

**Dec. 15**

On Wednesday, 452,038 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 1,723 since Tuesday. Out of 24,082 tests administered, 1,723 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 7.15%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 716, up by 35 since Tuesday.

The governor’s office also said of those 716 people hospitalized, 537 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 37 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,946.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,941,731 an increase of 24,082 since Tuesday.

**Dec. 14**

On Tuesday, 450,315 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 2,999 since Monday. Out of 36,747 tests administered, 2,999 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 8.16%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 681, up by 36 since Monday.

The governor’s office also said of those 681 people hospitalized, 521 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 37 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,946.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,917,649, an increase of 36,747 since Monday.

**Dec. 13**

On Monday, 447,316 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 1,220 since Friday. Out of 55,146 tests administered, 1,220 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 2.21%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 645, up by 60 since Friday.

The governor’s office also said of those 645 people hospitalized, 502 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 37 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,946.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,880, 902, an increase of 55,146 since Friday.

**Dec. 10**

On Friday, 439,423 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 3,280 since Thursday Out of 53,948 tests administered,3,280 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 6.08%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 585, up by 9 since Thursday.

The governor’s office also said of those 585 people hospitalized, 450 are not fully vaccinated.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,683,845, an increase of 53,948 since Thursday.

The total number of Omicron variant cases in the state is up by nine, bringing the overall total to eleven.

**Dec. 9**

On Thursday, 436,143 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 2,679 since Wednesday. Out of 41,361 tests administered, 2,679 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 6.48%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 576, up by 1 since Wednesday.

The governor’s office also said of those 576 people hospitalized, 446 are not fully vaccinated.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,629,897, an increase of 41,361 since Wednesday.

**Dec. 8**

On Wednesday, 433,464 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 789 since Tuesday. Out of 15,841 tests administered, 789 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 4.98%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 575, up by 50 since Tuesday.

The governor’s office also said of those 575 people hospitalized, 442 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 44 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,909.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,588,536, an increase of, 15,841 since Tuesday.

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During a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont said the state’s positivity rate dropped to 4.98%.

The full daily numbers are expected to be released later in the day.

**Dec. 7**

On Tuesday, 432,675 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 1,919 since Monday. Out of 23,047 tests administered, 1,919 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 8.33%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 525, up by 25 since Monday.

The governor’s office also said of those 525 people hospitalized, 400 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 44 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,909.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,572,695, an increase of, 23,047 since Monday.

The state also announced the second omicron case which was detected in Fairfield County. Officials said a fully vaccinated man in his 20s developed mild symptoms on Dec. 2 and tested positive on Dec. 4 by an at-home rapid antigen test and a molecular test. He also reportedly traveled to New York City the week before his symptoms started.

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During a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Ned Lamont said the state’s positivity rate jumped to 8.3%. He also said hospitalizations are over 500.

The full daily numbers are expected to be released later in the day.

**Dec. 6**

On Monday, 430,756 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 5,481 since Friday. Out of 94,544 tests administered, 5,481 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 5.8%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 500, up by 80 since Friday.

The governor’s office also said of those 500 people hospitalized, 386 are not fully vaccinated.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. As of Thursday, 44 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,909.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,549,648, an increase of, 94,544 since Friday.

**Dec. 3**

On Friday, 425,275 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 863 since Thursday. Out of 16,268 tests administered, 863 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 5.30%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 420, up by 6 since Thursday.

The governor’s office also said of those 420 people hospitalized, 332 are not fully vaccinated.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,455,104, an increase of, 16,268 since Thursday.

**Dec. 2**

On Thursday, 424,412 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 1,627 since Wednesday. Out of 24,940 tests administered, 1,627 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 6.52%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 414, up by 29 since Wednesday.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,438,836, an increase of, 24,940 since Wednesday.

**Dec. 1**

On Wednesday, 422,785 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, which is up 1,093 since Tuesday. Out of 20,343 tests administered, 1,093 came back positive. That results in a positivity rate 5.37%.

The current number of hospitalizations is at 385, up by 20 since Tuesday.

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated every Thursday. However, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, as of Wednesday, 31 new COVID-associated deaths were reported, bringing the total so far since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,865.

The number of total tests performed since the pandemic began is now at 12,413,896, an increase of, 20,343 since Tuesday.

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