Lamont: 523 new coronavirus cases in Connecticut and 97 new deaths; 1,551 currently hospitalized

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 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 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 29,287 +523
COVID-19-Associated Deaths 2,436 +97
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 1,551 -41
COVID-19 tests reported 102,493 +2,236

County-by-county breakdown:


County Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths
Fairfield County 11,801 525 865
Hartford County 6,112 400 741
Litchfield County 1,036 22 89
Middlesex County 707 37 91
New Haven County 8,024 523 565
New London County 623 33 43
Tolland County 461 6 39
Windham County 211 5 2
Pending address validation 312 0 1
Total 29,287 1,551 2,436


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

NOTE: Beginning Saturday evening, the Connecticut Department of Public Health will be transitioning to a new process to make the daily collection of data more sustainable. To facilitate this shift, the report that will be issued tomorrow (Sunday, May 3) will only contain data on hospitalizations and fatalities. The next full report will be issued on the afternoon of Monday, May 4, and will contain combined data from both Sunday and Monday.


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 and TDD/TTY access. It intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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