State hospitalizations nearly tripled over past month, plus case updates for Bristol, Plymouth, Southington, Plainville

Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:53


There were another 16 coronavirus patients in state hospitals than the day before for a total that now stands at 188, according to state health officials. One month ago, on Sept. 14, there were 64 patients hospitalized with coronavirus.

There were 8,359 tests reported overall in the state Wednesday with 164 coming back as positive cases. There were four additional coronavirus-associated deaths over the past 24 hours. The state’s death toll stands at 4,537. Hartford County still has seen the most confirmed and probable virus-associated deaths in the state, with 1,121 confirmed and 322 probable.

Locally, the number of new cases was relatively low Wednesday.

New Britain had just four additional confirmed coronavirus cases and one more probable case. The city had 40 confirmed cases from Friday to Tuesday. The city has now had 1,677 confirmed and 64 probable cases in all.

Bristol had a pair of residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus. The city had 30 confirmed cases from Friday-Tuesday. The city is up to 781 confirmed and 20 probable cases overall.

Newington had four additional residents confirmed as having tested positive for covid-19 Wednesday. The town is now at 486 confirmed and 22 probable cases in all.

Southington had three more residents confirmed as having tested positive for the virus. The town stands at 422 confirmed and 18 probable cases overall.

Berlin had one more resident confirmed as having tested positive for the virus, bringing the town’s totals to 218 confirmed and 13 probable.

Plainville went in the other direction Wednesday, losing a confirmed coronavirus positive test, dropping from 209 to 208. The town’s three probable cases remained the same.

Plymouth had no changes Wednesday, staying at 85 confirmed and five probable cases.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:53. Updated: Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:55.