People dying of COVID-19 rose by 3 to total 4,338 and hospitalizations declined by 26 to total 69 as of last Friday, according to the state Department of Public Health (DPH). Residents testing positive for COVID-19 totaled 46,976 – up 259 since last Friday, DPH said. The state’s positivity rate for the virus remains one of the lowest in the country and for the last 7 days has remained at less than 1%. The state reported 522,385 tests completed, up 24,692 from July 3. For a county-by-county breakdown of cases, go here and click on “Daily Data Report.” Pausing Phase 3
Gov. Ned Lamont said that Phase 3 of the state’s re-opening plan “is taking a pause” and will not start as scheduled on July 20.