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Coronavirus Latest: New Outbreaks In Queens, Brooklyn; Conn. Invests $15M In Job Training

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Paul Sancya
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AP

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

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state’s micro-cluster strategy to contain the spread of COVID-19 is getting the positivity rates in hotspots under control.

The governor highlighted six key areas in the state that reported new out brakes, including Brooklyn and Queens. These areas are now showing drops in positive cases.

Over the weekend, the positivity rate in those areas was 3.18 percent. The statewide rate is 1.3 percent.

In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont said he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to workforce development programs.

Lamont said the programs will offer job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers and match them with in-demand jobs.

The state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund uses money from the federal CARES Act.