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Coronavirus Latest: Hospitals Triage COVID-19 Patients; Thanksgiving Gatherings Causing Outbreaks

Frank Franklin II

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

A single gathering of high school students over Thanksgiving weekend is being traced as the cause of the entire Avon, Connecticut school district being shut down and moved online until December 14.

The 7-day positive test rate in Connecticut is 6.40%, according to data provided by the state. Two more Connecticut inmates have died from COVID-19. They are the second and third inmates in the state to die from coronavirus since May.

On Long Island, the 7-day positive COVID-19 test rate increased to 5.45%. The rest of New York is at 4.91%.

Stony Brook University Hospital has reopened its “forward triage” site. Patients who arrive at the emergency room are required to stay in their cars, while hospital staff determine whether the patient will be admitted to the emergency room, or on to its coronavirus triage location.

UConn men’s basketball has paused team activities for the second time this season, after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. Players, coaches and support staff will be tested until health officials allow them to resume practice and games. The Huskies postponed their first competition back in the Big East, scheduled for Friday.