The spike in COVID infections elsewhere is expected to complicate testing in Connecticut.
Previous reports notwithstanding, Hispanics are substantially more likely to die of COVID-19 than non-Hispanic whites, officials say. Blacks, too.
Aggressive COVID-19 testing and contact tracing are the keys to easing restrictions on commerce that have left 439,000 residents unemployed.
Other coronavirus statistics show more men than women are dying of COVID-19.
While Connecticut has now recorded 68 cases of COVID-19, more than 6,000 residents likely have contracted the disease.
The narrator of the coronavirus story in Connecticut speaks softly — and bluntly.
The pandemic’s impact on Connecticut deepened Thursday with school closures and the governor’s ban on large events.
The state’s limited testing could hamper its ability to slow the spread of the disease, experts say.
A New Canaan resident was confirmed Wednesday as the 3rd coronavirus patient in Connecticut, the first to contract it locally.
Connecticut hospitals anticipate logistical challenges as they combat the coronavirus. But hospital and other health care leaders also told legislators Friday they’ve been preparing for months for the pandemic’s arrival in Connecticut, and efforts to mitigate its spread are well underway.
Public health officials often say that when things are going right, their jobs are largely unnoticed. But the presence of Ebola in the U.S. has put a spotlight on public health preparedness — and on what some experts say has been a problematic reduction in steady federal funding for public health efforts.