With new designations of Orange Alert status for coronavirus cases, New Britain and Bristol both had double-digit increases Friday, according to state health officials. Plainville, which also moved to Orange Alert status, had a smaller increase. Those three cities and towns are the only ones at that status in the area.
New Britain had 18 residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus Friday for totals that now stand at 1,780 confirmed and 74 probable cases. The probable cases also increased by one.
The city has had 79 confirmed cases since last Friday.
Bristol had 10 more residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus. The city is up to 855 confirmed and 21 probable cases overall. They have had 58 confirmed cases since last Friday.
Plainville had an additional three residents confirmed as having tested positive for the virus, bringing its totals to 231 confirmed and four probable since reporting began.
Plymouth had a sizable increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday among residents, with an additional five adding to its totals that now stand at 93 confirmed and five probable.
Newington also had five residents confirmed as having tested positive for the virus Friday. The town is up to 511 confirmed and 23 probable cases overall.
Southington had four more residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus for totals that stand at 452 confirmed and 18 probable in all.
Berlin also had four additional residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus. The town is up to 240 confirmed and 13 probable cases overall.
Statewide, there were 23,435 tests reported with 679 coming back as positive cases Friday. There were eight additional coronavirus-associated deaths to report for a total of 4,577. There was an increase of one in patients hospitalized with the virus for a total that stands at 233.