Officials Report 60 New Coronavirus Deaths In Connecticut

April 12, 2020 - 7:53 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials said Sunday that 60 more people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in Connecticut, bringing the total statewide count to 554 deaths.

Gov. Ned Lamont’s office released figures Sunday showing 525 new positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 12,035 cases.

More than 41,200 patients have been tested in the state and about 1,650 have been hospitalized. The most number of cases have been in Fairfield County, which had 5,534, followed by 2,946 in New Haven County.

Lamont's recent executive order allows up to a four-month grace period for rent payments and extends the state’s social distancing measures until May 20.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.