Bristol has double-digit increase in COVID-19 positive cases; plus area updates

Published on Thursday, 28 May 2020 17:16


Bristol was the lone area city or town to have a double-digit increase in COVID-19 positive cases Thursday, according to data released by state health officials. The city had an additional 11 positive cases reported for a total of 536 since testing began, the second most in the area.

New Britain, which moved into the ninth spot Wednesday for most positive cases statewide, remained there Thursday, adding an additional seven in the latest tally. The city is now up to 938 positive cases in all, three more than Hamden, which holds the 10th overall spot in the state.

Southington went over 300 officially Thursday, with an additional six positive tests bringing the town to 304 in all.

Newington had an increase of four positive cases, for a total of 344 since testing began.

Berlin had an additional two positive cases reported, for a total of 150, while Plainville went up one, to 138, and Plymouth once again remained the same, with 67.

There was another drop in COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized across the state, with a drop of 36 over the past day. There are now a total of 648 hospitalized coronavirus patients statewide.

There were an additional 23 deaths reported since Wednesday, increasing the state death toll to 3,826. Hartford County has had 1,208 deaths, second most among counties to Fairfield, which has had 1,246.

There was another 5,756 COVID-19 tests reported Thursday, with 271 added COVID-19 positive cases. There has been 235,525 tests reported overall, with 41,559 positive cases.

Overall among cities and towns, Bridgeport has the most positive cases, with 3,273. Stamford is second with 3,083, New Haven is third with 2,407, Hartford is fourth with 2,215, Norwalk is fifth with 1,972, Waterbury is sixth with 1,844, Danbury is seventh with 1,758, West Haven is eighth with 1,018, New Britain is ninth with 938 and Hamden is 10th with 935.

Posted in The Bristol Press, , Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Thursday, 28 May 2020 17:16. Updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020 17:19.