The governor’s office said 233 patients are hospitalized in Connecticut with COVID-19 — 11 fewer than Friday.
Sixty nine people died from the virus since yesterday, while hospitalizations continued to decline. Five state parks closed by mid-day,
The effort is aimed at saving money and preparing for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus.
As Connecticut reported an additional 98 deaths Saturday, Gov. Ned Lamont said the state plans to increase testing capacity.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for a new fee to ensure state parks stay open, staffed and maintained despite the state budget crisis. The fee, which proponents want to set at $10, would be collected along with auto registration fees.
Here’s an early look at who wins and who loses under the budget proposal Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled Thursday.