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COVID-19 Weekend Results in West Hartford

Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar opened its outdoor patio to diners on May 20. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Gov. Ned Lamont did not hold any press briefings over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but results were still reported daily. [Updated]

By Ronni Newton

Gov. Ned Lamont took a hiatus from his weekday briefings for Memorial Day, but although the governor has not held a press conference since Thursday – the day after Connecticut’s phased reopening began –  the state has continued to report daily statistics.

According to data reported Friday, there were seven additional confirmed-positive COVID-19 cases in West Hartford, for a total of 527, and three more fatalities, for a total of 91.

Saturday’s reported results indicated a spike in positive cases, with 23 additional positive tests reported, for a total of 550. There were five more fatalities, bringing that total to 96. A total of 2,117 residents have been tested, according to Saturday’s report.

On Sunday, May 24, the state reported 20 additional positive COVID-19 cases in West Hartford, for a total of 570, based on the results of 2,204 tests. There were no additional fatalities.

Higher than average increases in positive cases were also recorded several days last week, and Aimee Krauss, director of the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District attributed them to a catch-up from April as well as increased testing, particularly of nursing home residents.

Data as of May 23. Courtesy of Sam Newton

Data as of May 23. Courtesy of Sam Newton

Health District officials said early last week that testing had been completed for all West Hartford nursing home residents, but results of those tests had not all been received. Because of the holiday weekend, additional information was not immediately available.

Restaurants and retailers in West Hartford began reopening their premises to customers on Wednesday, May 20. Strict protocols are in place at all establishments and dining is limited to outdoor spaces only.

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