Conn. reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths; infection rate drops back below 4%

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HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut reported nine COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as its infection rate dropped back below 4 percent, Gov. Ned Lamont said.

Of the 14,305 COVID-19 test results that came back in the state on Tuesday, 490, or 3.4 percent, were positive, Lamont said. Connecticut’s infection rate rose to 4.1 percent on Monday, marking the state’s highest positivity rate since June.

As of Tuesday evening, 309 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, up by 17 from Monday.

The nine new COVID-19-related fatalities brought the state’s death toll to 4,604. A breakdown of COVID-19 data by county is below: