While the first phase of the state reopening enters its third week, the number of positive coronavirus cases continues to climb at a far slower rate than in recent days and weeks. The state had just 112 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to data released by state health officials, and the number of patients hospitalized with the virus continues to drop as well, nearing 400 statewide.
Locally, the same trend occurred, with small increases in confirmed and positive cases, with seven being the highest.
New Britain had just four additional confirmed positive results Wednesday, for a total of 960 in that category since testing began. The city also had an increase in probable cases, with three more for a total of 66.
Bristol had three additional confirmed positive cases added to its coronavirus totals, going from 540 to 543. The city remained at 19 probable cases in that category.
After having an increase of 24 confirmed positive cases Tuesday, Newington had just one added to that category Wednesday. The town now has 358 confirmed positive cases, with another 21 probable, which represented no increase.
Southington had a sizable increase in positive confirmed cases for the virus, going from 303 to 310 Wednesday, the highest jump in the area. The town added two more probable cases as well, for a total of 15.
Berlin actually had a decrease in positive cases, with two less confirmed than a day ago, from 147 to 145. Even with that drop, the town’s probable cases of coronavirus remained the same at seven.
Plainville had an increase of two positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday for a total that stands at 146. The town’s probable cases remained at three.
Plymouth remained the exact same in both categories for the second straight day, with 66 positive cases and four more probable.
There were just 112 additional positive COVID-19 cases reported statewide Wednesday, even though over 5,800 tests were reported. There have been nearly 275,000 tests reported, with just over 43,000 positive cases in all since testing began.
In Hartford County, there have been 9,914 confirmed COVID-19 cases and another 679 probable.
There was another drop in patients hospitalized with coronavirus, a trend that has continued for about a month. There were 28 less patients overall and the total now stands at 406 across the state.
There were an additional 17 deaths reported, for a total death toll of 3,989 in the state. In Hartford County, there have been 958 confirmed COVID-19-associated deaths, with an additional 301 probable.