Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020:


Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.


Overall Summary Statewide Total Change Since Yesterday
Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 41,288 -15*
COVID-19-Associated Deaths 3,803 +34
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 684 -10
COVID-19 Test Reported 229,769 +4,407*


*The staff at the Department of Public Health have removed 356 cases and 808 tests in the past 24 hours, which were identified as duplicates in the system, affecting both test and overall case numbers. Since yesterday, there have been 341 new positive cases, and 5,215 new tests were reported.


County-by-county breakdown:


County Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths
Fairfield County 15,314 220 1,242
Hartford County 9,962 165 1,203
Litchfield County 1,360 5 130
Middlesex County 1,061 30 143
New Haven County 11,124 248 934
New London County 1,053 15 79
Tolland County 815 0 57
Windham County 371 1 14
Pending address validation 228 0 1
Total 41,288 684 3,803


For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit


Governor Lamont signs 46th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 46th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 7SS enacts the following provisions:

  • Permits the creation of a temporary nurse aide position to assist health care providers managing the COVID-19 pandemic and other health-related services during the pandemic.


**Download: Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7SS


Judicial branch announces resumption of partial operations at courthouses in Middletown, Rockville, and Litchfield

Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll III today announced that the Connecticut Judicial Branch will resume partial operations in three courthouses starting Monday, June 8, including the Middlesex Judicial District Courthouse in Middletown, Rockville’s Geographical Area No. 19 Courthouse, and the Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse in Torrington.

Ten courts have remained open through the pandemic: the Supreme and Appellate Courts, the Judicial District courthouses in Bridgeport, New Britain, New Haven, New London and the Geographical Area Courthouses in Hartford (No. 14) and Waterbury (No. 4); and the juvenile courts in Hartford and Bridgeport. Beyond these locations and the three courthouses resuming partial operations effective June 8, all other courts will remain closed until further notice.

For more information, read the press release issued today by the Connecticut Judicial Branch.


Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system

Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.


Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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