CONNECTICUT — The latest confirmed numbers of the new coronavirus in Connecticut are 5,276 positive cases, 1,033 hospitalizations and 165 deaths.

The numbers reveal some interesting findings. On Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont reported more than 1,000 positive cases over a 24-hour period, a major increase over what Connecticut was reporting last week. But from Friday to Saturday, Connecticut's number of new positive cases dropped significantly, to 362.

2020欧洲杯赛事Also on Friday, Lamont announced 19 more deaths over a 24-hour period, but on Saturday the number of reported deaths grew to 33 in a one-day period.

Details on the expected 'surge' of cases

2020欧洲杯赛事Fewer than 10 days ago, experts believed that the surge or peak of coronavirus cases in Connecticut would be around April 10 to April 15. It appears that timeline has changed, according to new graphs released by Lamont's office on Friday afternoon.

2020欧洲杯赛事Lamont and state health officials released a series of slides that show the peak or surge won't hit parts of the state until the end of May. So instead of this being on the decline by May 1, it appears the number of cases in parts of the state will still be climbing.

It now appears as if the decline in cases will occur throughout the month of June in Connecticut.

State officials caution that these are all estimates and could change.

Fairfield County

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According to state officials the surge of hospitalizations is now expected to be between April 26 through May 1 for Fairfield County. This means the hardest hit area of the state may still have more than three weeks of significant cases to be reported. The graph shows that by June 21 the number of hospitalizations in Fairfield County will drop to almost none. (To sign up for free, local breaking news alerts from more than 100 Connecticut communities, click here.)

New Haven County

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In New Haven County, the surge of hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases is now expected to be around May 10 and by the end of June the number of cases will be down to almost nothing.

Hartford County

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In Hartford County, the number of hospitalizations here is expected to peak around May 24 and the cases will diminish to almost none by July 5.

Eastern Connecticut

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As Lamont said on Friday, eastern Connecticut is clearly where you want to be right now as the number of hospitalization cases really never rises significantly, according to this graph but its peak would be around May 10 to May 24. Almost all hospitalizations here would end by June 21.

Number of hospital beds and ventilators needed in CT

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The number of hospitalizations in Connecticut is expected to peak between April 26 and May 10, which is when 12,000 hospital beds will be needed to treat COVID-19 patients. Additionally, 4,000 ventilators will be needed.

Currently, the state has 4,000 ICU ready hospital beds but officials believe it can increase that number to 8,000 beds by making changes to existing hospitals and nursing homes. This means state officials are needing to create more beds in non-traditional locations such as colleges and possibly Mohegan Sun.

2020欧洲杯赛事Connecticut currently has 1,000 of the 4,000 ventilators it expects to need and officials concede that locating ventilators will be a much tougher task.

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