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Coronavirus Latest: With Its Own Rate Of 4%, Connecticut Restricts Travel From Maine, New Hampshire

Ted S. Warren

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

Connecticut’s COVID-19 daily positive rate reached 6.7% on Tuesday, for the first time since early spring.

The 7-day positive COVID-19 test rate in Connecticut is 4.1%, according to data provided by the state. Health officials use the 7-day metric to make decisions about school reopenings, travel restrictions, and business shutdowns. Maine and New Hampshire have been added to the Connecticut travel advisory due to their high infection rates.

Residents of just five states, including New York and Rhode Island, and the U.S. Virgin Islands can travel to Connecticut without showing a negative test result or quarantining for 14 days.

On Long Island, the 7-day positive test rate is 2.44%. The rest New York is at 2.27%. However, Long Island’s daily rate has exceeded 3% for the second time this week.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Long Island will be placed under limited restrictions if it remains at 3% for a week.