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The number of drownings in Connecticut so far this year is slightly higher than the amount at this point last year, according to data provided by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The data obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media showed there were 38 reported drownings statewide in 2020. At this time last year, 29 of those drownings had occurred. This year’s numbers indicate a slight increase, with at least 34 drownings, including the most recent incident in Fairfield and one in New Milford.