Connecticut reports 4.1% COVID-19 infection rate, adds three states to travel advisory

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HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut reported a 4.1 percent COVID-19 infection rate on Tuesday, marking the state's highest positivity rate since the beginning of June.

Of the 13,039 COVID-19 test results that came back in Connecticut on Monday, 538, or 4.1 percent, were positive, Gov. Ned Lamont said.

As of Monday evening, 292 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, up by 22 from Sunday. The state also reported six new COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing its death toll to 4,595.

“This is a trend that’s going on, and we’re watching it very, very, very carefully,” Lamont said at a news briefing. “Not unexpected, but that’s why we have to be so cautious.”

“And I know everybody’s exhausted with saying this, and I know we’ve got a vote coming up, and I know we have thousands of kids coming back from college, but this is a really important month for us to get it right,” he added.

Lamont on Tuesday also added California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to Connecticut's COVID-19 travel advisory. Travelers entering the state from states and territories on the list must self-quarantine for 14 days.

A breakdown of Connecticut's COVID-19 data by county is below: