Lamont reports 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 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2020:


Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on hospitalizations and fatalities 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.


NOTE: As was announced in yesterday’s update, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is transitioning this weekend to a new process to make the daily collection of data more sustainable. To facilitate this shift, the report issued today only contains data on hospitalizations and fatalities. The next full report will be issued on Monday, May 4, and will contain combined test data from both Sunday and Monday.


Overall Summary Statewide Total Change Since Yesterday
COVID-19-Associated Deaths 2,495 +59
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 1,488 -63


County-by-county breakdown:


County Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths
Fairfield County 514 886
Hartford County 368 756
Litchfield County 20 92
Middlesex County 40 93
New Haven County 505 580
New London County 31 43
Tolland County 6 40
Windham County 4 3
Pending address validation 0 2
Total 1,488 2,495


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


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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