Connecticut’s COVID cases have hit rates not seen since the beginning of the pandemic: 17.8% positivity and 7,520 new cases.
Some Connecticut cities are reverting to virtual public meetings and reimplementing mask mandates in government buildings.
The state’s COVID test positivity rate on Tuesday increased to 5.26%.
Connecticut’s seven-day rolling average of positive COVID-19 tests edged higher to 4.9% on Tuesday.
Hospital officials so far have said they are not pulling back on elective surgeries and outpatient procedures as they did in the spring – a move that allowed them to shift staff and other resources to the growing number of coronavirus patients.
The state wants to run 42,000 COVID-19 tests a week and plans to test all nursing home residents and employees.
Other coronavirus statistics show more men than women are dying of COVID-19.
“Our latest tracking data indicate that flu activity is still high and widespread across most of the nation and increasing overall,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the acting CDC director.