Governor Ned Lamont is calling Connecticut’s latest COVID numbers “disturbing.” The state reported 21 new coronavirus-linked deaths yesterday. Meanwhile, 96 percent of the state’s towns and cities are under a red alert for COVID cases. The positivity rate stands at 6.5 percent. In response, Lamont has put a pause on all club and team sports beginning Monday until mid-January. Officials say too many COVID cases have been linked to athletics. An increase in demand for coronavirus testing in advance of Thanksgiving has led to hours-long lines across the state. A spokesperson for Community Health Center, Inc. which operates 15 testing sites across the state, says the wait time at those facilities yesterday was over two hours. State officials say 60 new testing locations are being added.

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