Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut
|Category Text||Total||Change Direction||Change|
|Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases||16,809||+||925|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||1,036||+||65|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||1,946||+||20|
|Patients Tested for COVID-19||55,462||+||2,340|
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
Local Results To Date Change
Westport Residents COVID19 Positive Reported to the State 183 + 0
Weston Residents COVID19 Positive Reported to the State 43 + 1
A complete listing by town and county of all COVID19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analysis of those cases, can be found by following this link:
How to Use and Take Care of Cloth Face Coverings
Cloth face coverings should—
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.