Coronavirus cases increase statewide Saturday, but hospitalizations decrease

Published on Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:40
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

BRISTOL – Most local cities and towns continued to see a small increase in coronavirus cases Saturday, except Berlin where the number slightly decreased and Plymouth where it has held steady for two days.

Statewide, there are now 40,022 coronavirus cases, an increase of 382 since Friday. The number of COVID-19 associate deaths now totals 3,675, an increase of 38 since Friday. However, the number of patients hospitalized statewide with the virus is now 724, a decrease of 16 since Friday. An additional 6,039 coronavirus tests have been reported since Friday, bringing the total number of tests to 208,367.

Fairfield County is now up to 14,989 cases and 1,208 deaths and Hartford County has had 9,545 cases and 1,169 deaths. Litchfield County has 1,304 cases and 122 deaths and Middlesex County is up to 999 cases and 136 deaths.

New Haven County has a total of 10,847 cases and 897 deaths and New London County has 970 cases and 72 deaths.

Tolland County has 799 cases and 55 deaths and Windham County has 354 cases and 14 deaths.

There are also 215 cases and two deaths with pending address validation.

Locally, Southington had the largest increase in cases from Friday to Saturday with an additional 5 cases, bringing the town’s total to 293.

The next largest increase was in New Britain, which had three more cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus positive patients to 874.

Plainville had two more positive testing patients Saturday, bringing the town up to 134 cases.

Bristol and Newington both had one additional case, bringing Bristol’s number of positive cases to 517 and Newington’s to 334.

For the past two days, Plymouth’s number of coronavirus cases has remained the same at 64.

Berlin saw reduction of two positive coronavirus cases and with that the town’s number now stands at 135.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News on Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:40. Updated: Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:42.