For the second straight day, Bristol had the most additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the area, according to data released by state health officials Friday. The city added nine cases in all, for a total of 547 since testing began, which is 19th most in the state overall.
Southington had the next highest increase in positive cases among area cities and towns, with five additional over the past day, for a total of 309.
New Britain had four more cases added to its total, which now stands at 942, ninth most in the state overall.
Newington (345), Plainville (139) and Plymouth (68) all had one additional positive case Friday.
Berlin was the lone area city or town to remain unchanged from a day ago, still standing at 150 overall.
State hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients dropped below 600 Friday, with another 71 dropping from the total over the past day. There are now 577 coronavirus patients hospitalized statewide.
There were 42 deaths reported over the past day, for a total death toll of 3,868. Hartford County residents account for 1,222 of those deaths, second most among counties to Fairfield County, which has had 1,257 deaths.
Another 5,868 tests were reported statewide Friday, with 203 being coronavirus positive. There have now been 241,393 COVID-19 tests reported in all, with 41,762 coming back positive.
Overall among cities and towns, Bridgeport has the most positive cases, with 3,285. Stamford is second with 3,088, New Haven is third with 2,419, Hartford is fourth with 2,231, Norwalk is fifth with 1,981, Waterbury is sixth with 1,849, Danbury is seventh with 1,767, West Haven is eighth with 1,023, New Britain is ninth with 942 and Hamden is 10th with 938.