Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.
The Health District’s efforts are focusing on the response to last week’s storm and the town’s recovery efforts.
A complete listing of all COVID-19 cases and analyses by age, hospitalizations, deaths, towns and county is reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health. This information can be found by following the link below:
To Date Change from Probable
Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 327 +2 15
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 78 +2 3
Mosquitoes Are Out – And They Are Looking For YOU
Unfortunately, mosquitoes don’t social distance. The WWHD is reminding residents to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites and to reduce mosquito populations in and around your home this season. While the West Nile virus has not been detected in Westport or Weston at this time, the virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in a few nearby towns. West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the country and re-emerges every summer in Connecticut. Consider these prevention suggestions for yourself, your family, and your property:
- Minimize time spent outdoors around dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are the most active.
- Consider wearing shoes, socks, long pants, and long sleeve shirts that can keep the bugs from biting if you are going to be outdoors when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
- Use a DEET-containing mosquito repellent when outdoors and follow label directions carefully.
- Protect babies and small children by covering strollers, carriers, and play pens with mosquito netting.
- When using insect repellent on your child, always follow label instructions and avoid the hands, eyes, and mouth area. Do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD) on children under 3 years old.
- Do not apply insect repellent to cut, broken, or irritated skin. Shower or wash off repellent after returning indoors.
- Be sure window and door screens are free from holes or gaps to prevent insects from getting indoors.
- Remove standing water from your yard or property so that mosquitoes can’t lay eggs. Empty, cover, turnover, or throw away any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, bird baths, flowerpot saucers, or trash/recycling containers.
- Keep gutters and drains clean of leaves and debris so that water can drain properly.
- Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
- Eliminate collected water on boat and pool covers.
- If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
- Potholes, holes, ditches, tree trunks or stumps where water may accumulate should be filled in with sand or cement.
- Replace water in bird baths or plant saucers every 4 to 7 days.
- Construction sites should be cleaned weekly. Remove standing water in machinery, buckets and ditches.
Learn more about prevention at the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/prevention/index.html