Connecticut has 1,853 new coronavirus cases and 204 new deaths since yesterday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Monday.
There is now at least 19,815 coronavirus cases and 1,331 coronavirus deaths in the state.
Lamont said the jump can be attributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changing the way cases are classified to include people who died of Covid-like symptoms or complications related to coronavirus.
Lamont said more testing is still needed before the state can reopen. He said some parts of the state might be able to reopen earlier than others.
“Perhaps some things can open on a local basis,” said Lamont, although he wants to wait a few more weeks before making a decision.
The state has also ordered tens of thousands of “fever-meters” thermometers, which Lamont says will be “incredibly helpful” when people go back to work. The thermometers can be used at big manufacturers to check workers before they enter the building, he said.