NORWALK — Norwalk’s death rate from coronavirus has doubled in one day.

On Tuesday, Norwalk reported an additional five residents died from COVID-19, bringing the city’s total death count to 10 residents.

“No words can help heal the wounds of these grieving families, but I ask all of us to keep them in our hearts tonight. This is truly a sad day for our community,” Mayor Harry Rilling said. “The loss of five residents is heartbreaking, but unfortunately, is not shocking. We know coronavirus is highly contagious and can be fatal. I urge residents to take physical distancing and stay at home measures seriously. This is a global crisis and our community needs to come together to limit its spread.”

According to data released from the state on Tuesday, Norwalk now has 302 confirmed coronavirus cases, up 31 cases from Monday.

Norwalk still has some of the highest number of confirmed cases in Connecticut and is one of several municipalities with cases in the hundreds along with Danbury, Greenwich, Westport and New Haven. Norwalk previously had the most reported cases until today when Stamford reported 401 confirmed cases.

Fairfield County as a whole retains the largest number of cases of any country in the state with 1,870.

There are now 3,128 confirmed cases of corona virus statewide with 69 deaths. Over 600 people are currently hospitalized for the virus.

erin.kayata@hearstmediact.com