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Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration warned Connecticut businesses it may enforce $10,000 fines on “gross violations” of public health guidelines as the state posted spikes in COVID-related deaths and hospitalizations Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
During a Wednesday press briefing, Lamont provided an update on Connecticut’s coronavirus situation. The state saw a sharp jump in hospitalizations, admitting 77 new COVID patients. He also reported another 45 deaths associated with the virus.
This steep jump, almost double the recent typical number, is likely the result of uneven reporting, Josh Geballe, state chief operating officer, said. The daily infection rate was just under 6%.
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