June is National Men’s Health Month/(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 45,755 + 40
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,260 + 9
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 149 1
Patients Tested for COVID-19 393,475 + 3,772

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        286                    +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/CTDPHCOVID19summary6202020.pdf?la=en

 

June is National Men’s Health Month:

This Father’s Day weekend, remind the men in your life about the importance of annual screenings and making their health a top priority.  The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage the early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. According to the Men’s Health Network, on average, men die five years earlier than women, and adult men in the United States visit primary care providers at lower rates than adult women. Consider their suggestions for helping men stay healthy:

  • Encourage him to get a physical. Most of the factors that contribute to men’s shorter, less healthy lives are preventable. And that prevention starts with seeing a healthcare provider on a regular basis. Establishing baselines for factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and PSA (a screening test for prostate cancer risk)—and monitoring how they change over time—will enable the provider to catch potentially dangerous conditions early, when they’re still treatable.
  • Encourage him to get physicalThe benefits of physical activity on health are extensive, but many people find it difficult to get motivated on their own. Rather than simply telling the man in your life to exercise and then hoping that he will, do it with him. Join a recreation league at your local community center, sign up for group personal training sessions to get fit together, or simply make a routine out of regular walks.
  • Let him know you care. One reason men disregard their own health is that they’re too busy taking care of everyone else. What they don’t realize, however, is that if they die early, they’ll be hurting the very people they’ve worked so hard to protect. So remind him that you and your other family members love him and need him to be alive and healthy for as long as possible.