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 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020:
Data updates on testing in Connecticut
Since yesterday’s update, an additional 1,231 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 6,906. To date, more than 26,686 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among both state and private laboratories. Approximately 1,221 patients have been hospitalized. The total statewide total number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 206.
A county-by-county breakdown includes:
|County||Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases||Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations||Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths|
|New Haven County||1,468||384||41|
|New London County||65||10||4|
|Pending address validation||264||0||0|
For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality and data broken down by age, gender, race, and other factors, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Connecticut Insurance Department calls on auto insurers to lower personal auto premiums and expand certain commercial auto insurance
Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is calling on insurers to immediately lower personal vehicle premiums and expand commercial hired and non-owned and auto insurance in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a Department Notice released today, all insurance companies offering auto and motorcycle liability insurance coverage in Connecticut are requested to adjust premiums to reflect the reduced risk from fewer vehicles being driven on the road during the shelter-in-place period. The agency is also encouraging insurers to assist business owners, and restaurants in particular by affording them coverage for those delivery drivers who request commercial hired and non-owned automobile insurance and to use online, “gig” delivery businesses.
For more information, read the press release issued today by the Insurance Department.
Governor Lamont launches public service announcement campaign telling residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home”
Governor Ned Lamont, in partnership with the Connecticut Broadcasters Association, today announced the launch of the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” public service campaign. The ads will be placed with CBA member stations across radio and television, and they will also be translated into Spanish.
The campaign will feature multiple ads throughout the month of April and will air multiple times daily on participating member stations. The first spot, “Opposite Month” was placed with stations today and is currently airing. The participating CBA member stations are donating their air time to support this important statewide message.
For more information, read the press release issued today by Governor Lamont.
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 ct.gov/coronavirus.
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.