Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut
Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.
*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).
|Category Text||Total||Change Direction||Change|
|Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases||49,077||+||94|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||4,423||+||5|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||54||–||5|
|Patients Tested for COVID-19||750,700||+||7,638|
Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH. Cases and deaths are cumulative over time. Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association
Source: Department of Public Health
To Date Change from Probable
Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 312 +0 15
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 70 +0 3
A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary7282020.pdf?la=en
Changing Operating Rules for Recreation, Personal Services, and Restaurants
These days, the only constant is change. The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development recently revised some of the business sector rules initially established to guide the reopening and operation of businesses in Phases 1 and 2. After consulting with industry leaders and public health officials, the DECD has provided more specifics as well as a few new recommendations. Some of the changes/revisions are highlighted below.
- New rules for indoor recreation and expanded guidance for outdoor events:
- Indoor event capacity is limited to 25 people including staff. Back of the house staff that do not come into contact with customers are not included in the 25 person limit. Outdoor events are still strongly encouraged. These rules are intended to help indoor event venues safely get back to work. These rules may be updated as conditions evolve. Please see sector rules for complete details on operations, spacing/seating, performances, etc. https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery-Phase-2/0721IndoorEventseng.pdf
- Outdoor event details regarding live performances, road races, dancing, etc. can be found in the sector rules. https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery-Phase-2/07232020CTReopens_OutdoorEvents_C3_V7.pdf
- Changes impacting offices, personal services, hair salons and barbershops, retail, libraries, etc.:
- Nonessential businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask.
- In the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, it is recommended that the business implement a 24-hour passive decontamination and follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.
- For bathrooms, the positing of signage encouraging reduced capacity and reminding individuals to wash their hands and wear masks is suggested.
- Changes impacting restaurants:
- Wait staff and bartenders are no longer required to wear gloves.
- Indoor performances are now allowed (with the exception of musical vocalists).
- Hotels are now permitted to provide nonessential services and amenities (e.g. valets, ice machines)
The DECD notes that the updated rules go into effect immediately. Businesses and nonprofits that have already completed the self certification as part of Phases 1 and 2 do not need to re-register, but must comply with any new rules for their sector. The WWHD will continue to update residents as new information becomes available. Please visit the State of Connecticut DECD website for a complete list of rules by business sector at https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen