Connecticut's COVID-19 positivity rate reaches all-time low

HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Ned Lamont reported two new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday as the state’s positivity rate reached an “all-time low.” 

Only 152 of the 21,416 COVID-19 tests conducted in Connecticut between Sunday night and Monday night came back positive, Lamont said Tuesday.

That 0.7 percent positivity rate marked “an all-time high in tests reported and an all-time low in test positivity rate," the governor tweeted.

“Today’s metrics… reflect momentum in our testing strategy and discipline from the people of Connecticut to wear (masks), keep their distance, and follow safety guidelines,” he said. 

“At a time when cases are spiking in so many other parts of the country, we need to keep our guard up and not take these numbers for granted, now more than ever,” he added. 

Hospitalizations in the state remained below 100 as of Monday evening, declining to 98, Lamont said. 

Two people died of complications related to the virus, bringing the state’s death toll to 4,322. A total of 46,514 state residents have now tested positive for the virus.