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Covid-19 Cases Rising In Connecticut

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FARMINGTON, CT - NOVEMBER 12, 2020: Covid collection specialist Michelle Perez swabs a visitor while being administering a test during Griffin Health’s COVID-19 drive-through testing site at Tunxis community college on November 12, 2020 in Farmington, Connecticut. (Joe Amon/Connecticut Public)

Connecticut has recorded 218 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The state's positivity rate is now 2.71%. The Hartford Courant reports that positivity rate tends to be higher on Tuesdays due to testing patterns. Hospitalizations have increased by 4 to 54 patients. And hospital officials tell the Courant most patients who are severely ill have not been vaccinated.

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