Plainville has resident die from coronavirus-associated illness; Bristol up nearly 50 confirmed cases in week

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2020 16:29
Written by BRAD CARROLL

@bradgameday

For the first time in months, Plainville had a resident die from a coronavirus-associated illness. The town had its 26th confirmed death, according to the latest data released by state health officials, in addition to one death considered probable.

Statewide, there were two coronavirus-associated deaths Thursday for a total of 4,569, 1,459 of which come from Hartford County residents. There was also a huge rise in patients who are hospitalized in the state with coronavirus, going up 19 over the past day for a total of 232.

There were 22,117 tests reported Thursday with 502 coming back as positive cases.

Locally, Bristol had another day of high increases in confirmed coronavirus cases among residents. Another 12 Bristol residents were confirmed as testing positive for the virus Thursday, bringing the city’s total since Friday to 48. The 21 probable cases remained the same.

New Britain had an additional seven residents confirmed and one considered probable in testing positive for coronavirus. The city is up to 1,762 confirmed and 73 probable cases, which represents an increase of 67 confirmed cases since Friday.

Newington had four more residents confirmed as testing positive for the virus Thursday, bringing its overall totals to 506 confirmed and 23 probable cases.

Southington had an additional three residents confirmed as testing positive for covid-19. The town is up to 448 confirmed and 18 probable cases since reporting began.

Berlin also had an increase of three in residents confirmed as testing positive for the virus, but did have a decrease of one in probable cases. The town has had 236 confirmed and 13 probable cases overall.

Plainville had two more residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus Thursday. The town is up to 228 confirmed and four probable cases.

Plymouth had a resident confirmed as having tested positive for covid-19 for totals that now stand at 88 confirmed and five probable.



Posted in The Bristol Press, , Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald on Thursday, 22 October 2020 16:29. Updated: Thursday, 22 October 2020 16:31.