Daily coronavirus updates: Connecticut hospitalizations at highest level in nearly two months; Positive COVID-19 test result rate now above 1% for a full week

Also on Tuesday, the state reported 136 new coronavirus cases, for a total of 55,031 cases since the pandemic began. Those new cases were identified out of a total of 10,790 tests — yielding a daily positive test rate of 1.26%. That rate is a key metric in tracking the spread of the virus in the community, measuring the proportion of new cases to total tests.

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