West Hartford has had 62 reported positive cases in the past seven days, but that doesn’t include positive results on home tests.
By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com
As travel has picked up for the summer so has COVID-19. Health officials in Connecticut are watching the trends and while hospitalizations remain flat they are seeing an increase in infections this summer, largely because of a new variant – BA.5 – that has been circulating. BA.5 is now the most dominant COVID-19 variant circulating in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Concerns about the new subvariant are growing because the vaccines and boosters don’t protect against it yet and there’s also some concern it could transmit more easily outdoors, which was thought to be a less risky location for transmission of earlier strains.
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