Discover the development of the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to separate fact from fear.
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Hartford will destroy seized ATVs, dirt bikes, mayors to provide COVID-19 updates
Today at 2 pm the City of Hartford will destroy 31 ATVs and dirt bikes that have been captured.
Demolition will take place at Corona Auto Parts at 608 Wethersfield Avenue.
Mayor Luke Bronin will also provide updates on the capital’s response to coronavirus.
Officials say the Hartford Police Department has carried out and will continue to carry out regular operations targeted at the illegal use of recreational motorized vehicles.
Operation of motorized recreational vehicles is prohibited on public property in the City of Hartford, and vehicles can be confiscated.
Insomnia Cookies donated $ 1 from the sale of Cookie Cake to the Red Cross
Insomnia Cookies announced that they are once again partnering with the American Red Cross to bring back the popular Heart-shaped Cookie Cookies to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
$ 1 from each heart-shaped cake will be donated to a non-profit organization.
Insomnia throughout the country can support this sweet partnership until May 31.
Fan favorite cakes come in 9 traditional cake flavors and can be adjusted with the center image of the cake or icing.
To find out if you are within a shipping radius, enter your address location finder on the Insomnia website.
Madison Chrysler dealers are open for business
Officials say Madison Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram are open and have full staff to serve the community.
Security measures taken amid COVID-19:
- The dealer is being sanitized several times a day.
- Free pick-up and delivery for service appointments is being offered. Vehicles will be sanitized when pickup and drop off.
- Sales transactions can be completed online or by telephone.
Connecticut seems to be on top for COVID-19 hospitalization
At a press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chief Clinical Officer of Hartford HealthCare, said the number of active cases continued to increase gradually, but he said “our hospitalization seems to have peaked and we have seen some decline in recent years. Days in Connecticut.”
Kumar said he expects the number of COVID-19 cases to continue to increase because more testing is being carried out across the state. He added that nursing homes remain “wildcards.”
According to Dr. Kumar, there are 360 positive COVID-19 patients throughout the Hartford HealthCare system. More than 1,300 patients have been treated, and more than 600 patients have recovered from this disease.
America Strong flyover salutes to frontline workers can be seen at Stamford
CT National Guard announced that the US Navy and Navy Blue Lightning will do #AmericaStrong Tuesday flyover.
According to Governor Lamont, can be seen in the Stamford area shortly after 12 pm.
Flyover is a tribute to those who work at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19.
See the flight path below.
The country surpassed 2,000 deaths related to COVID-19
Connecticut reached a tragic milestone on Monday when it was announced by Lamont’s office that 2,012 people had now died from COVID-19.
Fairfield County has the most deaths in the state with 727, followed by Hartford County with 612 deaths.
The country has a total of 25,997 confirmed cases, up 728 from yesterday. Inpatient care was at 1,758 which was down from yesterday’s total of eight people.
For more about the latest COVID-19 number in the state, click here.
Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on New York’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that some parts of the country could not be reopened on May 15, when the state’s “Order Pause” ended. However, Governor Cuomo said some areas may be opened, but there are many considerations that need to be considered.
Governor Cuomo also announced a total of 337 people had died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. He said the number was “still very high,” but has been declining over the past few days. Governor Cuomo said there were almost 1,000 new cases of corona virus every day, but the level of hospitalization was flat, which might be the result of the weekend.
Governor Cuomo also revealed preliminary results from a state-wide antibody survey of 7,500 people, which showed 14.9% of the country were positive for COVID-19 antibodies.
Lamont Governor Senator Blumenthal encouraged people to donate blood
Today at 12:00 pm, Governor Ned Lamont and US Senator Richard Blumenthal will visit the Connecticut Police Academy to encourage healthy residents to donate blood. The Connecticut State Police and Red Cross host blood donations at the Police Academy from noon to 6:00 at night.
The Red Cross encourages individuals who have fully recovered from COVID-19 to register to provide recovery plasma by filling out donor information forms on RedCrossBlood.org/plasma4covid.
Foodshare distribution of food in East Hartford continues
Free food distribution Foodshare was returned to Rentschler Field this morning to support families in the Hartford and Tolland areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And only this morning: Face masks will also be distributed on the site.
For those who cannot drive to East Hartford, Foodshare also has a mobile site where people can take food.
The Governor’s Office released the latest figures for COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
There are 687 new cases, bringing the total to 25269. On Sunday, 62 people have died due to COVID-19 related causes.
1766 Patients are currently hospitalized, down 44. And 2209 more patients are tested for COVID-19 with a total of 79,811.
“When you look broadly at the data for the past two weeks, we have shown that we can level the curves and control the spread of this virus through various social distance measures that we have implemented – but we are not out of the forest,” Governor Lamont said. “When come to make a plan of action on the steps we need to take next, our main goal needs to focus on not causing damage to the progress we have made so far, otherwise our infection and hospitalization rates will soon rise again.
The latest COVID-19 number in the United States and throughout the world
There were more than 939,000 cases of COVID-19 that were confirmed in the United States on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There are more than 53,000 deaths in the US and more than 200,000 deaths worldwide.
Worldwide, there are more than 2.9 million confirmed cases.
Drive through the COVID testing site in Hartford County
Physician One Urgent Care organizes COVID-19 drives through testing for pre-screening patients in Bristol, CT and West Hartford, CT locations Sunday from 9:00 to 3:00 noon. While individuals do not need to be Physician One Urgent Care patients, all patients must complete a medical evaluation through a Virtual Visit or at the center before receiving the COVID-19 test. Testing locations will also be available for important workers even if they are asymptomatic.
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PhysicianOne Urgent Care in West Hartford
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