Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced an additional 41 fatalities in the Connecticut coronavirus pandemic, bringing the two-month total to 3,449. A corresponding net decrease of 17 hospitalization brought the total to 920 people, the lowest since April 3.

He said a 14-day decrease in hospitalizations was a major goal, and that the state is about 53 percent below peak.

“It has been practically four-weeks of declining hospitalizations,” Lamont announced during his daily news briefing in the State Capitol.

Lamont said that the recent percentage of positive cases remains below 10 percent, continuing the state’s key metrics toward the Wednesday May 20 reopening of non-essential retail establishments.

On Sunday, the state Department of Public Health announced 69 new fatalities for a total of 3,408 deaths, as well as a net decrease of 57 hospitalizations. Twitter: @KenDixonCT