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Connecticut Doctors: Shut Down the State

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Some doctors in the state of Connecticut want Gov. Lamont to shut down the state and recently sent a letter to Lamont urging another state shutdown.

They are asking for indoor dining, gyms, and to ban all unnecessary public gatherings.  In the letter it stated that these measures “would protect our citizens from this lethal disease, keep our hospitals and caregivers from becoming overwhelmed, and save lives.”

Gov. Lamont to this point has not shown any signs of shutting the state down and they “continue to monitor all key metrics.”

On Wednesday, the state released their COVID numbers reporting 50 additional hospitalizations and 51 more COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 1202 current residents in the hospital and 5,091 COVID related deaths.  The state also reported one of the highest daily infection rates, 6.52%.  This of course if the percentage of infections in relation to the number of tests for that reporting day.

Locally in Griswold, the overall infection rate since the beginning of the pandemic is 2.67%, Plainfield 3.45%, Lisbon 3.09%, Voluntown 2.61%, Canterbury 2.82%, Norwich 3.95%.

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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