Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday warned that Connecticut should not take the state's downward trend in coronavirus metrics for granted.
Connecticut saw another decrease in coronavirus-related hospitalizations on Thursday. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was fewer than 250.
There were 114 new coronavirus cases reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 44,461. The number of people tested who were positive for COVID-19 was around 2%, which is an important number, according to Lamont.
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The state saw another 26 fatalities due to coronavirus. The death toll now stands at 4,146.
New Mask PSA
The governor also announced the state has launched a new public service announcement campaign promoting mask wearing in public.
The campaign uses the slogan "If you have to ask, wear a mask." It will be on billboards around the state and includes a television spot.
Job Assistance During Pandemic
Connecticut has also created a partnership to help people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnership with Indeed includes a custom jobs portal for those in Connecticut seeking jobs and companies in the state looking to hire.
There will also be a virtual hiring event from June 16-18 during which companies will host virtual meet and greets and virtual interviews with prospective employees. Indeed will also offer a free webinar to prepare job seekers for the virtual interviews.