Considering Traveling Somewhere This Summer?/(COVID-19 Daily Updates)

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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 45,994 + 81
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,298 + 11
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 122 2
Patients Tested for COVID-19 406,967 + 6,576

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

                                                                                                        Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        289                    +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             63                    +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/CTDPHCOVID19summary6252020.pdf?la=en

Considering Traveling Somewhere This Summer?

After months of lock-downs and quarantines, more and more people are venturing out and beginning to think of traveling again.  However, summer vacations will look different for many of us this year.  The CDC cautions that travel does increase the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.  Airports, trains, and rest stops are all places that travelers can be exposed to the virus.  Be aware that when considering a destination, some states are now requiring visitors to quarantine upon arrival. Depending on where you go, some of the attractions, restaurants, beaches, etc. may be closed or have capacity limits.  It’s best to manage expectations ahead of the trip so that your family will know what to expect.

Consider these suggestions when planning and packing for your trip:

  • Be aware of travel advisories and the reported rates of infection in the area where you will be staying. Here in Connecticut, Governor Lamont has issued quarantine protocols for visitors coming in from states with rising infection rates.  This self-quarantine – effective 11:59 p.m. on June 24, 2020 – applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. So, if planning to visit one of the states that meet this criteria (as of today, these include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah), be aware that you will need to self quarantine for 14 days when you return home.
  • If taking a road trip, remember that making stops along the way for gas or food increases your exposure to people and surfaces. Try to pack road snacks or use the drive through if you stop for food. Remember to social distance and wear a mask when using the restroom.  Wash your hand thoroughly after pumping gas.
  • Some states, particularly in the south and west, are experiencing significant COVID19 outbreaks – check out the infection rates before making a final decision.
  • Things to Bring:
    • Masks – Wear a cloth face-covering whenever out in public—including while traveling—to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    • Cleaning Items – A container of disinfecting wipes or spray can be used to wipe down public surfaces before you touch them (like plane or train seats and arm rests) and to sanitize your hotel room or rental when you first arrive. Consider wearing disposable gloves while cleaning. Remember that even if you wash your hands regularly, try to avoid touching things when out in public.
    • Hand Sanitizer – While washing your hands is the best way to keep yourself (and those around you) safe, if you don’t have access to soap or water use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol before and after using public places or eating food.
    • Water Bottles – Avoid having to use public fountains by traveling with your own bottled water.
    • Travel Pillows and Blankets – Many airlines have eliminated these amenities.