HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The number of coronavirus cases has been steadily rising in Connecticut.

Gov. Ned Lamont says hospitalizations have doubled in the past two weeks.

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The positivity rate is now at 4.8%.

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The governor also said there are about 100 cities and towns categorized under a red alert. That’s about 80% of the state.

“I’m afraid that Bridgeport is probably the area that’s being hardest hit right now in terms of the infection rate. This is why we’re using our protocols on a statewide basis. It’s a statewide issue, and we’re working closely with our neighbors,” Lamont said.

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The state reported 10 deaths Thursday.

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