STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Connecticut.
More than 10,600 new cases have been reported since Monday, and 110 people have died.READ MORE: New York's COVID Rate Lowest Since December; CDC Report Suggests Omicron Was Here Earlier Than First Thought
The daily positivity rate in the state is nearly 24%.READ MORE: Poll: 80% Of New York City, Long Island Residents Believe Government Is Failing When It Comes To COVID-19 Testing
Despite the increase, Gov. Ned Lamont says keeping children in schools is a top priority.
“I’m really proud of the fact that the vast majority of our schools are open and doing everything they can to keep them open. I know that that’s in the best interest of the kids. We did pretty well when it came to tele-learning last time around, but we also learned the hard way that learning via Zoom is not nearly what it should be when it comes to keeping your kids in the classroom,” he said.MORE NEWS: 2 Dozen Members Of Military Begin Serving As Pandemic Reinforcements At Newark's University Hospital
The governor says more than 620,000 COVID rapid test kits have been distributed to schools and early child care providers.