Connecticut reported 789 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the state total to 31,784, Gov. Ned Lamont said today.
Though that number is still high, the governor noted that the state is seeing a decrease in the rate of positive cases.
There were 79 new deaths reported, bringing the state total to 2,797.
The state is continuing to see a downward trend in hospitalizations, Lamont said.
The governor discussed the progress made for the first phase of reopening on May 20 in his briefing.
The state’s previously announced Microsoft platform that was designed to facilitate contact tracing in the state is going live today, Lamont said, and 20 local health departments will begin a pilot tracing program next week.
Hospital capacity is at an adequate level, he said, and the personal protective equipment supply chain is stabilizing.