Bristol up six, Southington eight in new cases of coronavirus; state hospitalizations down again

Published on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 16:28
Written by BRAD CARROLL

@bradgameday

New Britain had large increases in both confirmed and probable coronavirus cases among its residents over the weekend, according to data released by state health officials.

The city had an increase of 33 residents who were confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus and another six residents added as probable cases. New Britain is now up to 1,339 confirmed and 64 probable cases since reporting began. The confirmed cases is the eighth most in the state.

Bristol also had an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases since Friday, with six residents being confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus. The city is up to 676 confirmed and 17 probable cases.

Newington had an increase of eight residents who were confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus since Friday for a new total of 424. The town’s probable cases also had an increase, going up by one to 21.

Southington also had an increase of eight in residents who were confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus. The town has now had 378 confirmed and 15 probable cases.

Berlin had five more residents confirmed as having tested positive for the virus. The town has had 194 confirmed and nine probable cases in all.

Plainville had one additional residents confirmed as having tested positive for the virus, bringing its totals to 181 confirmed and two probable.

Plymouth had no changes since Friday, remaining at 77 confirmed and five probable coronavirus cases.

Statewide, there are now 50 patients hospitalized with coronavirus, a drop of eight since Friday. There were 49,185 confirmed virus tests reported since the beginning of the weekend with 417 coming back as positive cases. Six state residents did die due to coronavirus-associated illness, bringing that total to 4,474.



Posted in The Bristol Press, , Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 8 September 2020 16:28. Updated: Tuesday, 8 September 2020 16:30.