With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, stay informed on all the latest information below.

Beyond local and statewide updates, this story will also include major regional, national and global information about the coronavirus.

Nov. 22

6:30 a.m. - The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca PLC announced that their COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90 percent effective in preventing infections without serious side effects during clinical trials, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Nov. 21

12:22 p.m. - Most coronavirus infections are spread by people who have no symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in newly updated guidance, CNN reports.

It's one of the main reasons mask use is so important, the CDC said.

"Most SARS-CoV-2 infections are spread by people without symptoms," the agency said in a section of its website devoted to explaining the science of how to use masks to control the spread of the virus.

10:15 a.m. - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Stamford Police Department will be suspending ALL civilian fingerprinting for at least the next two weeks.

9:45 a.m. - In Danbury, due to expected heavy traffic from a COVID-19 testing site at 120 Main St, the Danbury Police Department is advising residents to avoid the area of Boughton, Foster, Bank and Wooster streets. if possible.

COVID-19 testing at this location will take Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.

Heavy traffic delays are expected.

Residents who are having the COVID-19 test at this location will be directed to enter the testing site from Wooster St. into the St. Peter's rear parking area.

Nov. 20

4:53 p.m. - Bridgeport officials learned Friday of fraudulent COVID testing taking place near Gala Foods on East Main Street.

“This illegal unregulated pop-up testing site was not registered with the state and anybody who used this site should immediately contact the Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Facility Licensing and Investigations, at dphflisevents.ct.gov .

4:40 p.m. - Connecticut health officials reported 2,088 new cases of COVID-19 Friday increasing the state’s cumulative count to 101,469 cases. The new cases were found out of 31,493 new tests for a daily positivity rate of 6.63 percent.

10:50 a.m. - One Hartford HealthCare official predicts that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Connecticut could reach 1,600 to 1,700 by late December. As of Thursday, the state reported 840 hospital patients being treated for the virus. Click here to read the full story.

10:35 a.m. - Gilman Brothers, a Bozrah-based manufacturer, has designed and tested a lightweight, insulated box to distribute a future COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Day. The company worked with the U.S. Army Corps or Engineers to ensure it could maintain a temperature of minus 75 degree Celsius. The box has a series of compartments, many of which will be used for dry ice storage to keep the vaccine doses at the right temperature.

8:51 a.m.- In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a pause on club and team sports in the state until Jan. 19, 2021. College and professional sports remain unaffected. Lamont’s announcement decision comes after the CIAC postponed all sports until Jan. 19.

8:47 a.m. - Pfizer and Biontech announced they will submit an emergency use authorization request to the FDA on Friday for the COVID-19 vaccine. They expect to produce, globally, up to 50 million doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion by the end of 2021. The companies will be ready to distribute the vaccine “within hours after authorization,” they said in a press release.

7:50 a.m. - Connecticut is on the verge of reaching 100,000 COVID-19 cases, with 99,381 total confirmed cases reported by the state on Thursday as infections continue to rise. There are 145 towns and cities in the state classified as “Red Alert” areas, meaning they’re at greater risk of virus spread.

Nov. 18

8:50 p.m. - The United States has reached 250,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the New York Times reported. The country could soon see 2,000 or more deaths per day, the newspaper reported.

4 p.m. - Connecticut health officials reported 2,042 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday . The cases were found out of 34,135 new tests for a daily positivity rate to 5.98 percent.

There were 39 more people hospitalized Wednesday with the virus, bringing the statewide total to 816.

Thirteen more deaths attributed to the disease were reported, bringing Connecticut’s death toll to 4,784.

2:50 p.m. - New York City’s public school buildings will close starting Thursday, Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced. The closure of the country’s largest public school district came as the city passed the 3 percent positivity rate over a seven day average — a key threshold the mayor set months ago.

“We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19,” DeBlasio said in a tweet announcing the threshold had been reached.

The rest of New York state uses 9 percent as the redline when schools will have to close, the New York Times reported.

2:45 p.m. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he expects to see an increase in postiive COVID-19 cases in what he called “living room spread.”

In his daily update, Cuomo said many people are not following suggestions of limiting the number of family and friends in their homes whether it’s watching a football game or sharing a holiday meal.”

“This living room spread is the new problem. And it will go up after Thanksgiving, and you will see orange zones and increase positivity after Thanksgiving,” Cuomo said.

“And you're gonna see more dramatic action and then it's gonna get worse. Because what comes next is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and that's going to be the problem.”

2:30 p.m. - Connecticut regulators have extended the enrollment date for a COVID-19 payment plan for public utilities through at least Feb. 9 of next year. Customers enrolled in the plan cannot have their utilities shut off for nonpayment, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said in a news release.

The state also has a winter protection program, which ensures those enrolled do not have their heat shut off during the winter months. The program runs from Nov. 1 through May 1.

To apply for the COVID-19 repayment plan, customers should call their utility companies and first ask if they are eligible to be “coded hardship” to be enrolled in the winter protection program. If the customer is not eligible, or is a nonresident, they should ask to be enrolled in a COVID-19 payment plan.

The COVID-19 payment plan does not require customers to show financial need and can include the waiving of fees and interest in monthly payments.

2:20 p.m. - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., on Wednesday unveiled the Protect Our Heroes Act of 2020, a bill that will increase the production of critical personal protective equipment like N-95 masks and improve the transparency of the supply and distribution of medical supplies needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill is introduced as coronavirus cases are spiking across the country and as frontline health care workers are facing shortages of critical protective equipment. The Senate Democrats’ bill authorizes $10 billion for the Strategic National Stockpile to purchase critical PPE, including N-95 masks, nitrile gloves, gowns, face shields, surgical masks, and more. This investment will provide certainty to manufacturers that there will be a market when they scale up their production.

1:45 p.m. - The U.S. reported its highest one-day death toll since May 14, with 1,707 deaths reported on Tuesday, according to CNN.

10:17 a.m. - Gov. Ned Lamont said on MSNBC on Wednesday morning that he plans to work with Connecticut’s major pharmacies, nursing homes and hospitals to get COVID-19 vaccinations out to the state’s residents as soon as they are available.

10:02 a.m. - The FDA approved the first at-home COVID-19 test late Tuesday night, according to a press release. The rapid test, created by Lucira, was approved with an emergency use authorization. The test has been authorized for use by individuals aged 14 and older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider and is available for prescription use only.

7:23 a.m. - After collecting enough safety data, Pfizer is preparing to file for emergency use authorization from the FDA, according to company CEO Albert Bourla. This comes as the company announced its vaccine is 95 percent effective, AP News reported.

Nov. 17

8:40 p.m. - Across the nation, 155,201 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project. While the number of new cases was down from last Friday, which set a record at more than 171,000 new cases, Tuesday’s figure still far exceeded the worst day last month— Oct. 30, when health officials reported 96,700 new cases. Hospitalizations rose to 76,830, and 1,565 new deaths attributed to the disease were reported.

4 p.m. - Connecticut health officials on Tuesday reported 1,702 new cases of COVID-19. The results came from 32,964 new tests for a daily positivity rate of 5.16 percent. The total number of tests for the virus conducted in the state has now surpassed 2.8 million.

Hospitalizations for the disease also increased, with 20 more patients, bringing the total number hospitalized in Connecticut to 777. A dozen more deaths attributed to the illness were also reported from the previous day, bringing Connecticut’s death toll to 4,771.

2:30 p.m. - How long does someone stay immune after they recover from the novel coronavirus? While health authorities have recorded instances where a patient has caught the disease a second time, a new study published Monday suggests the body’s immune response to the virus sticks around for several months, maybe years. The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed or published in a scientific journal, involved 185 people who had COVID-19.

1:30 p.m. - Vermont has been added to Connecticut’s travel advisory list. Click here to see the full list.

12:07 p.m. - Branford-based Wren Laboratories developed a saliva-based COVID-19 test that has been approved for emergency use by the FDA. The saliva test kits are self-administered and provide results within 24 hours. The test has a 12-month shelf life.

9 a.m. - Stop & Shop will be among the first pharmacies in the nation to provide future COVID-19 vaccinations, once a vaccine is authorized or approved for use in the United States, the grocery chain announced Monday. Click here to read the full story.

7:45 a.m. - Students at Jefferson school in Norwalk transitioned to remote learning until Nov. 30 after a staffing shortage following a COVID-19 case and necessary quarantines. Click here to read the full story.

7:37 a.m. - Gov. Ned Lamont announced new guidelines for college students who return home for the holiday break, according to WTNH. Students are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before or after coming home, and those flying back must get tested before leaving school and after arriving home.

Nov. 16

4 p.m. - The Office of Gov. Ned Lamont reported that 4,639 people tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. A total of 86,210 tests were administered; the positivity rate was 5.38 percent.

Another 98 people were hospitalized, bringing that total to 757, and another 22 people died of the virus, according to Lamont’s office.

3:30 p.m. - The University of Connecticut reported 17 new coronavirus cases Monday, seven among off-campus students, 10 among those living on campus.

9:44 a.m. - Gov. Ned Lamont sent a letter to President Donald Trump late last week, requesting that he extend his previous authorization for Connecticut to use 400 U.S. National Guard members for six more months.

Trump initially authorized the use of the National Guard in Connecticut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through Dec. 31. In his letter, Lamont asked Trump to extend that authorization from Jan. 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Click here to read the full letter.

8:30 a.m. - Gov. Ned Lamont said discussions among the region’s governors over the weekend focused on creating a policy requiring college students going home for the holidays to get COVID-19 tests before and after they return home.

Click here to read the full story.

Correction: This post has been updated to reflect that Stop & Shop is not offering COVID testing, but will offer vaccines when they are made available. The grocery chain has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to offer health-screening tests at 60 locations in Connecticut.