COVID-19 update: cases remain fairly steady in area towns

Published on Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:33
Written by Erica Drzewiecki

@drzewieckinbh

While states like Florida are diagnosing new coronavirus cases in the thousands each day since reopening, Connecticut added just 40 cases to its tally Sunday, bringing the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 45,755.

New Britain saw the highest increase in new cases among area communities over the weekend, with an additional five confirmed positive as of Sunday’s report. The city’s total is now 979 confirmed cases and 70 probable. There have also been 71 deaths among city residents and 22 more ruled likely to be attributed to the coronavirus.

Bristol added zero new positives to its total number of cases Sunday, which remained at 575 with 17 probable cases. There have been 64 coronavirus-related deaths in Bristol and 8 probable deaths.

Berlin added one new case to its tally in the last day, at 155 confirmed and seven probable. There have been 13 deaths and three probable deaths in town.

Newington, meanwhile, reported no new cases Sunday, remaining at 373 confirmed and 22 probable, with 37 deaths and 14 probable deaths.

Plainville had 168 confirmed cases, adding one, with three probable, 21 deaths and 1 probable death.

Southington had 322 confirmed cases, adding none in the last day, with 13 people probable, 25 total deaths and six probable.

Plymouth has 68 confirmed cases, five probable and only one death.

Statewide, there were nine new deaths reported Sunday, for a total of 4,260 succumbing to the virus in Connecticut.

Hospitalizations went down by one, to 149 people hospitalized with the virus. An additional 3,772 were tested, according to the latest count, now up to 393,475 tests performed.

Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at edrzewiecki@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:33. Updated: Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:36.