Connecticut – Connecticut Coronavirus Hospital received more than 100 patients for the first time since late June on Wednesday.
The state also had a positive rate of 1.8 percent for the second consecutive day. For now, the state’s third reopening phase on October 8 is still the green light.
Connecticut saw a net increase of 17 patients on Tuesday for coronovirus hospitalization, bringing the total to 92.
Nev LaMont said he wants Connecticut’s seven-day positive test rate to be 1.2 percent above average, the lowest in the country. He also said that Connecticut still has a lot of hospital capacity.
Lamont said at a news conference that the increase does not warrant closing the third reunion phase. In the third reopening phase, the restaurant will have 75 percent indoor dining capacity instead of 50 percent. It comes with a large capacity limit for events such as weddings.
“Yes, if I saw it on the ramp as I saw in Arizona, the pace that is happening in Florida would give me real concern.” “You know somewhere three, five percent is a change mark depending on how fast things happen. But right now we’re not there. We’re still under two percent, 1.2 percent in the last seven days. , Still very little, but we are seeing it fast. “
The reopening of K-12 schools does not seem to be a major driver of the recent increase, Lamont said. Arizona’s schools have been reopened for a month and the state’s infection rate is falling. Meanwhile, New York City schools are still not open and the city’s positive infection rate has reached 3 percent.
Some school systems are considering a transition from hybrid learning to full-person learning, while others have called for a change, at least temporarily. LaMont said schools should not automatically close their plans. Hybrid learning provides more social disturbance in classrooms, but it also adds additional synergies for children who spend their distance learning days at a daycare or other childcare facility.
November: A big month for Connecticut: Lamont
November will bring more than a presidential election to Connecticut. Flu season begins to kick into high gear, but a clear idea of new therapies, coronavirus testing strategies, and a vaccine formulation may also be brought out later in the month.
“It’s a really turbulent time and November is going to be a really big month,” Lamont said.
He urged people to be diligent and get tested if they have any coronavirus symptoms. People should not go out when symptoms occur.
Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bisvisies encouraged people to get their flu vaccination shot to cut flu infections that would make the healthcare system in Connecticut more of a burden.
Last year, there were 3,000 hospital visits for people with flu-like symptoms and 79 flu-related deaths, Bysiewicz said.
“We don’t have 3,000 people going to the hospital while we are also fighting Kovid and that is why we are urging everyone to take flu shots,” Bysiewicz said.
Additional resources for coronovirus quarantine
Quarantoning is easy for two weeks after a positive coronovirus diagnosis made for many in Connecticut. This can be particularly difficult for those who live in a multi-generational home with very little space to separate from other family members. Non-profit organizations including United Way 211 and 4-CT are helping to make this possible.
The state is dedicating an additional $ 220,000 every month to short-term hotel options for those who cannot self-segregate or quarantine at home.
More than $ 108,000 is being allocated over the next five months to support the Aadhaar card for people requiring work recall due to quarantine and are not eligible for unemployment insurance.
The Community Resource Coordinator Program will work with liaison tracing workers to help ensure that those in need need access to food, housing and income.