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Connecticut's daily test positivity rate has jumped to 5.26 percent.  Hospitalizations across the state have climbed back over 500 for the first time in about a month. Connecticut is behind only New Jersey and New York for the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. 

New Fairfield is in the top 5 municipalities in Connecticut for COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 residents. 

Selectman Kim Hanson says the town is not doing as well as it should in terms of not transmitting the disease.  He notes that cases keep increasing and urged residents to try as individuals to buckle down on masking and distancing to get the community as a whole through the ongoing public health emergency. 

Hanson, a Republican, says he was not happy Democratic Governor Lamont eased some restrictions March 19th on gathering size nd business guidelines.  She says sometimes fewer executive orders are great, but right now, in New Fairfield, Hanson says there's very high transmission. 

He remains concerned about cooperation with contact tracers and small social gatherings.

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