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Summer Takes Shape, But Uncertainty About Post-Pandemic Life Looms

May 6, 2020

Connecticut’s cautious approach to reopening gives us a chance to see how things are going elsewhere and what a post-pandemic life may look like. 

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Sports are starting to resume overseas with Germany’s professional soccer league, the Bundesliga set to resume its season later this month without fans. There’s more below on baseball in South Korea too.

Meanwhile, some parents may get a break soon, with summer camps in Connecticut being allowed to start at the end of June. Of course, new protocols will be in place at camps.

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus in Connecticut...

By The Numbers

All numbers are as of May 5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • 2,633 COVID-19-associated deaths
  • 30,621 confirmed cases
    • Fairfield County: 12,360
    • New Haven County: 8,337
    • Hartford County: 6,351
    • Litchfield County: 1,065
    • Middlesex County: 734
    • New London County: 681
    • Tolland County: 502
    • Windham County: 223
    • Pending address validation: 368
  • More than 108,643 people tested

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Live Baseball? Live Baseball

International baseball is finally getting its due in the United States, mainly because it’s all we got. ESPN is broadcasting six games a week from the Korea Baseball Organization (this is the KBO mentioned in the link above). If you want to watch live, you’ll need to adjust your sleep schedule because the games are broadcast overnight here.

If you know absolutely nothing about the KBO, Axios has a short primer on what you need to know, including comparisons of what MLB team each KBO team resembles. 

Jeff Tracy, the author of the primer, has these comparisons:

  • New York Yankees → Doosan Bears because they’re a successful franchise that’s located in the largest city
  • Boston Red Sox → SK Wyverns are perennial contenders but lost their biggest star in the offseason
  • New York Mets → LG Twins because both are the second most popular team in a big city

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