HARTFORD, Conn. —
Latest CT COVID statistics
Gov. Ned Lamont has released the latest COVID-19 data for the state of Connecticut on Friday.
10,076 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of a total of 41,038 tests since Thursday. This means the COVID positivity rate is at 24.55%.
There are 26 additional COVID-related hospitalizations, bringing the total to 1,810. Of those who are hospitalized, 1,218 (67.3%) are not fully vaccinated.
Latest CT COVID statistics
Gov. Ned Lamont has released the latest COVID-19 data for the state of Connecticut on Thursday.
8,823 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of a total of 38,674 tests since Wednesday. This means the COVID positivity rate is at 22.81%.
There are 108 additional COVID-related hospitalizations, bringing the total to 1,784. Of those who are hospitalized, 1,213 (68%) are not fully vaccinated.
There have been 121 additional COVID-related deaths in Connecticut since last Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 9,281.
State health officials have been keeping track of the variants of concern. These variants have been identified among Connecticut residents as of Thursday:
- B.1.617.2 and AY lineages (Delta): 16,001 cases
- B.1.1.529 and BA lineages (Omicron): 926 cases
2,891,904 Connecticut residents have at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, and 2,544,637 residents are fully vaccinated.
Bloomfield reinstates mask mandate
Bloomfield has reinstated their mask mandate for the entire town. The town said that regardless of vaccination status, residents will have to wear a mask in indoor places where six feet of social distancing is not possible.
The town said anyone who fails to abide by the mandate, unless covered by an exemption, will be fined $100.
Latest CT COVID-19 statistics
Gov. Ned Lamont has released the latest COVID-19 data for the state of Connecticut on Wednesday.
10,344 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of a total of 45,760 tests since Tuesday. This means the COVID positivity rate is at 22.6%, slightly lower than Tuesday.
There are 114 additional COVID-related hospitalizations, bringing the total to 1,676. Of those who are hospitalized, 1,128 (67.3%) are not fully vaccinated.
Hartford Health Care seeing high number of patients, but severity of cases is much lower, treatments are better
In their daily press availability, Hartford Healthcare officials said the number of patients being treated at this time is at the same number as in April 2020, however a number of critical factors make it a much different scenario.
Officials said cases are less serious due to people receiving some protection after being vaccinated. People are also being treated earlier, and there are more treatment options. A number of patients can be treated and sent home without being admitted.
Audrey Silver, RN, Nurse Manager, Hartford Hospital Emergency Department said the number of cases in the last week is among the highest the department has seen and all hands are on deck. She said the pandemic has pushed them in new ways but the challenge is making the staff better.
Officials said there are 600 people out sick across their system.
New Haven high schools dismissing early two days this week
New Haven Public School system officials announced that the local high schools will be dismissed an hour earlier on Jan. 5 and Jan. 7 due to a shortage of bus drivers because of the COVID surge.
These are the bell times:
Career. 1:20 PM
Co-op. 1:15 PM
Cross. 1:05 PM
Hillhouse. 1:05 PM
HSC. 1:15 PM
Metro. 1:15 PM
NHA. 1:30 PM
Sound. 1:30 PM
ESUMS. 1:05 PM
Riverside. 1:00 PM
Wesleyan University delays start of Spring '22 semester
Wesleyan University is delaying the beginning of spring semester classes until Jan. 27. Classes were originally scheduled to start on Jan. 20.
Classes will be held virtually from Jan. 27-28. Classes will resume in person on Jan. 31. Students can move back into campus housing starting Jan. 27.
Spring break will now be on March 12-20.
Latest CT COVID statistics
Gov. Ned Lamont has released the latest COVID-19 data for the state of Connecticut.
10,602 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of a total of 44,449 tests since Monday. This means the COVID positivity rate is at 23.85%.
There are 110 additional COVID-related hospitalizations, bringing the total to 1,562. Of those who are hospitalized, 1,062 (68%) are not fully vaccinated.
Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun canceled
The 2022 Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun scheduled for January 20 -23 has been canceled due to COVID concerns.
Officials said there are no plans to reschedule this year’s event, however, the Connecticut Marine Trades Association is already planning for next year’s 2023 Hartford Boat Show.
“We are greatly disappointed to have had to make this decision,” explains Bob Petzold, Committee Chairperson of the 2022 event, and the owner of Petzold's Marine Center in Portland, Conn. “However, with the rising number of COVID infections in the Northeast and across the nation, the safety of our exhibitors and the general public are what is most important right now.”
Everyone who already purchased tickets online at www.HartfordBoatShow.com will be reimbursed for their payment.
State distributes nearly 700K tests for schools
Gov. Ned Lamont announced has distributed 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests to public and private K-12 schools and early childcare providers statewide.
The allocation is the first phase of his administration’s distribution of self-tests for schools and early childcare providers, and he anticipates additional allocations to be announced in the coming days as the state continues securing more tests from vendors.
A total of 620,000 of the tests were given to public and private K-12 schools, and the remaining 50,000 were given to early childcare providers. Schools and early childcare providers began picking up their assigned allotments from the state’s five distribution centers this morning.
The administration is recommending that they be used:
- If a child or staff person exhibits symptoms and needs to be screened for COVID-19;
- If a child or staff member has a direct exposure to an individual with COVID-19; and
- If a class or program is experiencing multiple cases of COVID-19, a school may want to distribute tests to all students in that classroom if they have difficulty accessing tests.
In a press conference Tuesday morning, Gov. Ned Lamont stated the COVID-19 positivity rate for the day stood around 24%. Official numbers have not been released at this time.
During the press conference, Lamont stated that it was the highest it's been since the beginning of the pandemic.
Latest CT COVID statistics
Governor Ned Lamont announced the latest COVID data for Connecticut.
23,678 COVID-19 tests came back positive out of 110,017 tests since Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. That brings the state's positivity rate to 21.52%
There have been 301 COVID-related hospitalizations since Thursday, with a total of 1,452 hospitalizations. There are 999 (68.8%) patients in the hospital that are not fully vaccinated.
Hartford HealthCare Hospitals update visitor policy
Hartford HealthCare is changing visitor guidelines for its hospitals.
Each patient may have one visitor per day during normal visiting hours. Exceptions will be made for patients with disabilities, in Labor and Delivery areas and in certain other circumstances, such as compassionate visitation at end-of-life.
Visitors will need to wear facemasks at all times when in the hospital, and people visiting patients who are hospitalized with the COVID virus will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, which will be provided.
Trinity Health Of New England updates visitors policy
Trinity Health Of New England announced Sunday that it will update their visitors policy due to the upswing of COVID-19 cases.
The updated visitor policy takes effect on Monday, January 3, and will remain in effect until further notice. The policy is as follows:
1 fully vaccinated adult visitor per patient, per day on inpatient units. (Compassionate care exceptions may be granted) For minors and neonates, two fully vaccinated parents can visit per patient.
1 fully vaccinated adult visitor for patients in the Emergency Department. Visitors in the waiting room may be limited further or not allowed during times of high capacity.
1 fully vaccinated adult visitor for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Visitors are allowed during registration/intake and discharge/pickup only.
No visitors are allowed for patients testing positive for COVID-19 or persons under investigation (PUI) patients except as outlined in compassionate care circumstances.
Do not visit if you have any symptoms of a cold, the flu, or COVID-19.
All visitors will need to show proof of their vaccination status upon entry. Proof of vaccination should be a paper or digital record issued by an official source and should include the visitor's name and date of birth, as well as the vaccine product and date(s) of administration for all doses received.
Trinity's facilities are Saint Francis Hospital and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford; Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury; Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs; and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
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