Connecticut Nears Deal for COVID-19 Tracing Mobile Apps

Government Technology: Within a month, Connecticut residents may be able to access smartphone alerts if they have had possible contact with COVID-19 patients, Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday, hours before the state reported one of its highest daily increases in recent positive tests.

The state Department of Public Health reported an uptick in both the infection rate and hospitalizations. There were 182 new COVID-19 infections reported out of 10,380 tests, for a 1.75-percent positivity rate. Two additional fatalities were reported, bringing the death toll to 4,505. The weekend infection rate was 1.07 percent. The DPH also reported a net increase of 17 hospitalizations on Tuesday, bringing the total to 92.

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