Connecticut now has 19 towns in the state’s “red alert” zone for coronavirus infections.
Towns enter the red zone if their daily coronavirus case average goes above 15 cases per 100,000 people. These towns are then eligible to scale back to the state’s second reopening phase if they choose.
On Wednesday, the state Department of Health recorded 232 hospitalizations, the most since June 12, when there were 233. Total confirmed COVID-19 cases are up another 512, and two more lives were lost to the virus, which brought the state total to 4,569 since the start of the outbreak.
Red Alert Towns as of Oct. 22:
- East Hartford
- New London
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