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Wednesday, August 5 Coronavirus in Connecticut

For the second time this week, no new coronavirus deaths in CT

For the second time this week, Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced that there were no new fatalities to report in the state’s coronavirus pandemic.

The death toll stood at 4,348.

“In the last few days you saw things were picking up a little bit and everybody was getting anxious,” Lamont said during an employment-related event at the Bigelow Tea company in Fairfield. “Because our numbers are low, because our infection rate is so low, because our hospitalization numbers are so low, we are bumping along the bottom a little bit.”

A net loss of 13 hospitalization brought those patients down to 77, the lowest census since the third week in March and far below the 1,972 patients recorded on April 22.

On Tuesday, Lamont and the state Department of Public Health reported no fatalities, with a net increase of 14 hospitalizations, bring the total to 83. He said that the 78 additional positive tests, out of 12,594, was well below one percent, and “extraordinary good news.”

He said hospital admissions were among the lowest one-day total.

kdixon@ctpost.com Twitter: @KenDixonCT

Ken Dixon|State Capitol reporter/columnist Hearst Connecticut Media

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