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Coronavirus Latest: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine On The Way; LIRR Reduces Service

Kathy Willens

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

A shipment with over 30,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Connecticut next week.

The seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate in Connecticut increased to 2.8%.

Less than 10% of Connecticut's 9,000 inmates have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine three weeks into the state’s vaccination program in state prisons and jails.

The state Department of Correction said nearly 350 incarcerated people have refused the vaccine.

On Long Island, the seven-day positivity rate ticked up to 4.2%. The rest of New York remains at 3.4%.

The Long Island Rail Road will reduce service during midday — effective March 8 — due to declining ridership during the pandemic. The LIRR weekday schedule will be cut to 75% of pre-pandemic levels.