Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.
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 338 +0 15
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 86 +1 3
Not Feeling Well and Having Symptoms?
Not every sniffle, headache, or cough is COVID-19. As school, work, and other life activities resume, it is important that we stay vigilant and take precautions against COVID but also to remain calm. Invariably, a sick child will present at the school nurse’s office, an athlete will complain to a coach about not feeling well, or an employee will call out sick. Catching a cold or stomach bug is a fact of life. The change of season can also bring on seasonal allergies. Flu, the common cold, and allergies have some of the same symptoms as COVID and as we move into cold and flu season there is likely to be some confusion and worry. However, overreaction, rumors, and speculation can cause unnecessary alarm. By monitoring symptoms and assessing each individual case we can make informed decisions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
If you, as an employer, coach, caretaker, etc. are informed about or faced with someone who is experiencing these symptoms and could potentially be COVID positive, it is best to send the person home and encourage him/her to seek advice from their health care provider. No one but a health care provider or laboratory can determine whether or not someone has COVID-19 versus some other illness. Seek medical advice and get tested if it is recommended by your provider. A COVID-19 Case is an individual who tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by PCR and/or Antigen testing. If you are sick, for any reason, please stay home. No one who has a fever, for any reason, should be at work, school, or on the sport field. We all must use common sense and pay attention to how we are feeling. By working together and maintaining precautions (distancing, face coverings, and hand hygiene) we can keep rates of infection and community spread low.