'A concerning trend': Conn. reports nearly 40 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, Lamont says

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HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Nearly 40 people in Connecticut were admitted to hospitals for COVID-19 treatment over the weekend — an increase Gov. Ned Lamont described as being part of a “concerning trend.”

As of Sunday night, 270 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, 37 of whom were newly admitted, Lamont said at a news briefing.

“Hospitalizations continue to go up, a concerning trend,” he said.

Of the 92,191 COVID-19 test results that came back on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2,047, or 2.2 percent, were positive.

“You can see we’ve got a lot of cases. Two thousand-plus cases,” he said. “But that’s against 92,000 tests. So we’re testing at an all-time high right now.”

Connecticut also reported 12 new fatalities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, bringing its death toll to 4,589.

A breakdown of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations by county is below: