WESTON / REDDING / EASTON, CT – The Connecticut Department of Health confirmed 42 active cases of the new coronavirus in Weston, 30 in Redding and 20 in Easton on Wednesday. That's one more than Tuesday in any city.
Two Redding residents who tested positive for COVID-19 died on Tuesday.
Connecticut announced an additional 197 coronavirus-related deaths and 766 new positive cases on Wednesday. Josh Geballe, COO of the state, said the high number in one day was due to a backlog of home computing and other deaths in the past two weeks. Part of this was due to a backlog in the State Medical Examiner's office.
Governor Ned Lamont also announced that under certain circumstances he would issue an executive order mandating the use of masks.