Have Some Fun This Summer, But Do So Wisely by Taking Precautions/(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 45,913 + 14
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,287 + 10
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 124 14
Patients Tested for COVID-19 400,391 + 1,175*

*1,175 new test results were reported since the last report and 2,770 previously reported PCR tests were removed due to correction of data errors

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 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday        Cases

Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        289                    +3                     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/CTDPHCOVID19summary6242020.pdf?la=en

 

Have Some Fun This Summer, But Do So Wisely by Taking Precautions

As positive cases of COVID-19 surge in some states across the country, Westport and Weston residents are urged to continue taking precautions to mitigate risk.  The importance of social distancing cannot be overstated.  Please wear a mask if you are spending time near anyone who is not a member of your household.  Minimize the time you spend indoors with lots of people.  Wash your hands frequently, and, if you feel sick, stay at home.  These measures will aid in reducing community spread and help keep the local COVID19 transmission rate low.

Mark Cooper, Director of Health, is watching the uptick in these other regions carefully.  He notes that the State of Connecticut reported three new cases in Westport yesterday.  His staff is contact tracing these individuals to learn where they might have been exposed and to reduce the risk of transmission to others. From preliminary data it appears that about 25% of the local COVID-19 cases may be household transmissions; Health District staff have initiated a study to look at this more closely. While Westport and Weston’s  transmission rate continue to be on the low side and the state’s COVID metrics are trending in the right direction, the virus still poses a threat, especially to our most medically vulnerable populations.  As businesses reopen and people return to work and resume their social activities, it is important to keep precautions front of mind. Everyone must continue to be vigilant and parents should remind their children to be as well, even while at barbeques, the beach, and graduation parties. Have some fun this summer season but do so wisely.

Please note that travelers from certain states may soon be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine upon arrival to Connecticut.  Governor Lamont noted earlier this week that he is working with governors from neighboring states on some type of quarantine or testing protocol.  The WWHD will update the community as information becomes available.