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Department of Health updates Conn. COVID-19 data

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has updated case rates for Greater Danbury area municipalities over the last 7 days.  According to the report ending August 4th, there were 66 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 10, Brookfield had 14 and New Fairfield 7. There were 11 COVID cases in New Milford, 14 in Newtown, Redding reported 7 cases while Ridgefield had 20. 

 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has updated test positivity rates for Greater Danbury area municipalities over the last 7 days.  At home tests are not reported. 

The rates are:

Newtown 4.1 percent

New Milford 6.2 percent

Bethel 6.6 percent

New Fairfield 7.1 percent

Brookfield 10.3 percent

Redding 11.4 percent

Danbury 12.3 percent

Ridgefield 12.3 percent

 

The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 28 since last Thursday.  The state is also reporting a cumulative breakthrough rate of COVID-19 infections among the more than 2.7 million people who are fully vaccinated of 9.59 percent.  There was a slight decrease in COVID-19 positivity compared to last week.  The rolling 7-day average positivity rate was 11.75 percent. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time increased by 24.  The inpatient total is 352.

 

The number of infants and toddlers, up to age 5 increased their COVID-19 vaccination rate by 1 percentage point since last week to 7-percent. About half of Connecticut children aged 5 to 9 years old have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

The BA.5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 makes up the majority of the cases sent for genomic sequencing in Connecticut for the week ending July 23rd.  According to the latest report, 75.3 percent of samples were BA5, while 14.7 percent were BA4.  BA2 accounts for 6 percent, and the original strain was found in 4 percent of samples tested.


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