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CT COVID-19 Updates: Positivity rate drops back down to 5.3% ahead of weekend

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
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HARTFORD, Conn. —

Dec. 3

Latest COVID-19 Statistics, including vaccine updates

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Friday that Connecticut administered 16,268 COVID tests since Thursday. 863 of them came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 5.3% ahead of the weekend.

Additionally, there are currently 420 patients hospitalized, an increase of 6 since yesterday.

The governor said Thursday that 44 COVID-related deaths were reported in the state since last week.

Dec. 2

Latest COVID-19 Statistics, including vaccine updates

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Thursday that Connecticut administered 24,940 COVID tests since Wednesday. 1,627 of them came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 6.52%.

In addition, there are currently 414 patients hospitalized, an increase of 29.

Since last Wednesday, there have been 44 COVID-related deaths reported in the state.

There are 2,477,855 Connecticut residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 2,755,648 have started their series of doses.

610,733 additional vaccine doses have been administered.

Twenty-four percent of kids ages 5-11 years old received their first dose, 94% of Connecticut residents ages 55-64 received their first dose, and over 95% of people ages65 and over received their first dose.



Dec. 1

Latest COVID-19 Statistics

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Wednesday that Connecticut administered 20,343 COVID-19 tests since Tuesday. 1,093 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 5.37%.

In addition, 385 patients are currently being treated for the virus. That is an increase of 20 hospitalizations since Tuesday.

Nov. 30

Latest COVID-19 Statistics

Gov. Ned. Lamont reported Tuesday that Connecticut administered 15,224 COVID-19 tests since Monday. 907 returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 5.96% today.

Additionally, 365 patients are currently being treated for the virus. That is an increase of 11 hospitalizations since yesterday.

Nov. 29

Latest COVID-19 Statistics

Gov. Ned. Lamont reported Monday that Connecticut administered 44,045 COVID-19 tests sine Friday. 2,312 returned positive, yielding a positivity rate of 5.25% on Monday.

Additionally, 354 patients are currently being treated for the virus. This is an increase of 54 hospitalizations over the weekend.

Connecticut virus infections twice as high in low-vax areas

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recent data shows Connecticut's COVID-19 spike is concentrated more heavily in towns with low vaccination rates. Towns where fewer than 60% of residents were fully vaccinated had a median rate of 26 daily cases per 100,000 residents. That’s compared to a rate of almost 14 daily cases in towns with more than 70% fully vaccinated residents. The statistical analysis was conducted by the Hartford Courant in the two-week period ending Nov. 20. The newspaper’s analysis also found that 22 of the 25 towns with the lowest vaccination rates are listed in the state’s “red alert” category.

Nov. 28

Lamont says state must remain vigilant in the face of COVID variant Omicron

Governor Ned Lamont said the state is monitoring the Omicron variant

“Our team at the Connecticut Department of Public Health, led by Commissioner Manisha Juthani, is following these developments closely. While there have been no cases of the Omicron variant reported here in Connecticut or the United States to date, we still must be vigilant. Given the number of countries where Omicron has already been detected, it may already be present in the U.S.

Earlier this year the state and area labs, coordinated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, are in the process of conducting genomic sequencing on positive test specimens to provide understanding of the variants circulating in Connecticut. 

“This news of the Omicron variant reminds us about the importance of being vaccinated and getting a booster. We have now entered the winter holiday season and still need to mask while in indoor public places, practice proper hand hygiene, get tested, and stay home if you feel sick. That cold may be more than just a cold. It is particularly important to take extra precautions when visiting with older or immune-compromised friends or family who are at higher risk from COVID." said Lamont. "There’s a reason why Connecticut has garnered national recognition during this pandemic and that’s because of our residents. With your help, we will get through this next stage, as well.”

Data shows rise in COVID deaths in Connecticut nursing homes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dozen nursing home residents died from COVID-19 in Connecticut over a recent two week period, which is the largest number since mid-August. According to figures released Friday by Gov. Ned Lamont's office, there were 125 positive cases of COVID-19 among nursing home residents between Nov. 10 and Nov. 23, with 12 deaths. Five of those deaths occurred at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. A message seeking comment was left with the facility’s administrator. Sixty-seven staff also tested positive for COVID-19 during the same period. Between Aug. 18 and Aug. 31, there were 16 deaths from COVID-19 among nursing home residents in Connecticut.

State of Connecticut Daily COVID Data report 

Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases: Data from the States

Johns Hopkins University Weekly hospitalization Trends for Connecticut

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