Connecticut: COVID deaths tick up; some parks reach capacity

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut saw a slight uptick in coronavirus deaths, with 69 reported on Saturday after a total of 54 the day before.

Data for the same period showed the number of people hospitalized with the virus in the state dropped by 57 to 937, the state announced Sunday.

Connecticut now has more than 37,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, after more than 716 new cases were reported.

The state on Sunday closed several parks because parking lots had reached capacity under social distancing guidelines.

They included Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden and Southford Falls State Park in Southbury.

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