Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut
NEW REPORTING SCHEDULE: The State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 metric report is now issued five times per week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued each Monday contains combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Therefore, there will not be updates over the weekend.
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||48,232||+||83|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||4,410||+||4|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||72||+||9|
|Patients Tested for COVID-19||685,869||+||13,483|
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 310 +5* 16
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 70 +3 3
The State entered their BACK LOG of cases – all cases no longer need to be monitored.
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/CTDPHCOVID19summary7242020.pdf?la=en
It’s The Weekend – Have Some Fun – But Say No To COVID19
A new cluster of coronavirus cases in New Jersey has been traced back to a high school house party on July 11th. Twenty young people, between the ages of 15 and 19, have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, according to the news media.
The increasing number of young people becoming COVID19 positive and the sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases in many states across the country and should serve as a warning – COVID-19 is still here. While it appears that many of the cases in younger people result in milder symptoms, the fact remains that some of the cases can result in severe illness, even death, and that asymptomatic young people can infect others. COVID-19 is still a highly contagious virus that can be spread easily. To avoid a local summer surge, it is imperative that everyone continue to employ the strategies of physical distancing, face coverings, and frequent hand washing.
While some would like to believe that we have gotten back to normal, there is still some community COVID-19 spread here in Westport and Weston. In the past few weeks there have been over 7 new cases, the majority in the 17 to 28-year-old age group. The WWHD is closely monitoring these COVID metrics. To reduce this spread and reduce the risk of infection, everyone must remain vigilant.
The uptick in cases in other parts of the Unites States has renewed concerns about the virus making a local comeback, hospital bed availability and ICU capacity.
Safety should be everyone’s top priority. While most people may only experience mild symptoms, it’s important to keep those who are more vulnerable safe. By following these tips, you can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html