COVID-19 cases rise in southeastern Connecticut
New London County reported another 76 cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, according to data released by Gov. Ned Lamont on Sunday afternoon.
Sixty-one of those came in Montville as the state receives results from inmates at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center.
In New London County, the number of positive tests now total 1,046. Two more people died since Saturday bringing the total to 74. A total of 17 people are now hospitalized for the virus, three fewer than on Saturday.
In southeastern Connecticut, the community with the most positive cases is Montville with 219, in large part due to test results from the Corrigan, where all 1,009 inmates were tested last week. Waterford has 155 cases, followed by New London with 139, East Lyme with 129, and Groton with 110.
Statewide, hospitalizations due to COVID-19-related illnesses declined by 23 over the past 24 hours to 701. Eighteen more people died, bringing that total to 3,693. Another 446 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 40,468.
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