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Connecticut state parks close gates after reaching capacity Sunday

WESTPORT (AP) — Several Connecticut state parks closed their gates before noon Sunday after quickly reaching their visitor limits.

The state has reduced by half the number of people allowed in the parks during the coronavirus pandemic to allow for social distancing.

By Sunday morning, at least eight parks, including Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme and Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, were already at capacity, NBC Connecticut reported.

The state's coronavirus transmission rate is among the lowest in the country and the state has reported few virus deaths in recent days.

At its peak April 20, Connecticut recorded 204 coronavirus-related deaths.

 

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