Months after Connecticut resumed, its largest cities announced plans for a ban on businesses and ceremonies on Thursday as the state faces an increase in virus cases.
During the past week, Connecticut has seen an average of 725 cases per day, twice the average of two weeks ago, according to a Times analysis.
On Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont reported that the state’s average positivity rate was 3.1 percent in the past week – a rate not seen in Connecticut since early June, when the state first launched a severe outbreak in the New York City area.
“I’m finding it hard to find a silver lining, and I can’t find these numbers,” Mr. Lamont said. “There is no good news in those numbers.”
Earlier this month, the state released a color-coded plan to launch Targeted shutdowns in the hardest hit municipalities, known as red labels. Thirty cities and cities are currently in red areas, meaning that they should cancel public events and postpone indoor and outdoor activities where it is not possible to wear socio-distinctions or masks.
Those municipalities are also allowed to return to the first phase of the state’s reopening plan, Lower occupancy limit For many businesses and to cap the size of private ceremonies.
As of Thursday, the state’s three largest cities – New Haven, Bridgeport and Stamford – He said he would do his re-opening role.
Mr. Lamont also said the state’s one-day positivity rate was 6.1 percent, the highest since June 1, which he considered a cause for concern.
“This 6.1 could be a precursor to things to come,” he said, with the latter “getting worse before it gets better.”
Elsewhere in the region, Gov. Philip D. of New Jersey. Murphy said on Friday that his state had reported 2,089 more cases Coronovirus – the first time since the beginning of May when the state reported more than 2,000 new cases in a single day.
The state’s largest city, Newark, earlier this week Imposed curfew Non-essential businesses must close by 8 pm