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The Worst Is Yet To Come: The Latest On The Coronavirus In Connecticut

Mar 30, 2020

As the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 continues to climb, officials expect the peak will hit Connecticut in less than two weeks.

One doctor at Yale New Haven Hospital told the New Haven Independent that it’s still the “calm before the storm” for him and his colleagues.

Meanwhile, Rhode Island is using National Guard personnel and state troopers to question people coming in from out of the state. Initially, it was just targeting New Yorkers, but it now applies to everyone outside of Rhode Island.

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

Topline

  • At least 34 people have died from COVID-19 in Connecticut.
  • Public health officials expect the peak of the pandemic to hit the state April 11-14.
  • FEMA has approved Connecticut’s request for a major disaster declaration.

By The Numbers

All numbers are as of March 29 at 5 p.m.

  • 34 deaths from COVID-19
  • 1,993 confirmed cases
    • Fairfield County: 1,245
    • New Haven County: 280
    • Hartford County: 276
    • Litchfield County: 87
    • Tolland County: 40
    • Middlesex County: 38
    • New London County: 20
    • Windham County: 7
  • More than 11,900 people tested

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