June 4th – On May 4th, CT DPH reported 23% of tests performed were positive for the coronavirus. One month later, CT DPH reported 2.9% of the tests performed were positive for the virus. Even with twice as many tests performed today versus a month ago, the difference is stunning. It’s hard to attribute this to anything other than people having taken the virus seriously and having followed the advice of our health professionals.
There were 54 new cases reported in Fairfield County. Laboratory-confirmed cases totaled 15,133. Probable cases totaled 702. Wilton remained at 204 cases, 178 confirmed and 26 probable cases. Fairfield County hospitalizations decreased by 8 to 126. Total deaths in Fairfield County increased by 4 to 1,293.
Statewide, CT DPH reported 148 new cases for a total of 43,239, 41,171 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2,068 probable cases, as of 8:30 p.m. yesterday. 233 cases have not yet been assigned to a municipality. 5,061 new tests were performed for a pandemic-to-date total of 279,457 in Connecticut. Statewide deaths rose by 18 passing 4,000 to 4,007. Statewide hospitalizations decreased by 33 patients to 373 patients with a laboratory-confirmed positive test.
“Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance.” Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
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