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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advocacy Groups Push For More Support

Ted S. Warren

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

Disability rights advocates say Connecticut hasn’t done enough to ensure people with intellectual disabilities can bring one support person with them if they need hospital care during the pandemic.

Groups that advocate for immigrants say 100,000 undocumented workers Connecticut have been left out of pandemic relief. They’ve called on Governor Ned Lamont to create a $120 million relief fund for them.

Connecticut had a slight uptick in the number of new cases. The state reported 455 on Wednesday with 79 deaths, including a third prison inmate. 

Deaths in New York have fallen below 400 for the fourth day in a row. Statewide, there were slightly more new cases with over 3,100. On Long Island, there were 960 new cases. Westchester County had 380 more cases.

A state task force in New York has made recommendations that would require all pregnant mothers be tested for the coronavirus.

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here.

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A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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