New Britain closed in on reaching 2,500 residents confirmed as having tested positive for coronavirus after another 42 were added to that number Tuesday. The city also had its 85th coronavirus-associated death reported, according to the latest data released by state health officials.
The city is now up to 2,496 confirmed and 161 (an increase of five) probable cases overall and 85 confirmed and another 23 considered probable virus-associated deaths.
Bristol had another 21 residents confirmed as testing positive for the virus Tuesday, plus six more considered probable. The city has now reached 1,270 confirmed and 68 probable coronavirus cases overall.
Newington had seven more residents confirmed and three more considered probable as testing positive for coronavirus. The town is up to 765 confirmed and 41 probable cases in all.
Newington also had a coronavirus-associated death to report, bringing those totals to 50 confirmed and 13 probable virus-associated deaths.
Southington had an additional 10 residents confirmed and another two considered probable in testing positive for the virus Tuesday. The town’s totals stand at 764 confirmed and 62 probable.
Berlin had eight more residents confirmed and one more considered probable as testing positive for covid-19. The town is up to 343 confirmed and 31 probable cases overall.
Plainville had six residents confirmed and two considered probable as testing positive for the virus Tuesday. The town has had 354 confirmed and 25 probable virus cases in all.
Plainville also had a resident confirmed as dying from coronavirus-associated illness, its 26th such death since reporting began. The town has also had one probable death.
Plymouth had three additional residents confirmed and one more considered probable for testing positive for coronavirus. The town is up to 171 confirmed and 15 probable cases in all.
Statewide, there were 32,964 tests reported Tuesday with 1,702 coming back as positive cases, a rate of 5.16%. There were 12 virus-associated deaths for a total of 4,771. There was also an additional 20 patients hospitalized with the virus Tuesday for a total of 777 in hospitals across the state.