If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, the steps below will help prevent the spread and protect other people in your home and community. Whether test positive or are presumed to be positive for COVID-19, the treatment and/or recommendations are the same.
Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut
|Category Text||Total||Change Direction||Change|
|Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases||14,755||+||766|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||868||+||197|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||1,908||+||129|
|Patients Tested for COVID-19||50,143||+||4,302|
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 178 + 2
Weston Residents COVID19 Positive Reported to the State 42 + 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:
Steps that will help prevent the spread and protect other people in your home and community
Stay home except to get medical care
- Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency
.• Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation
- Stay away from others: As much as possible, stay away from others. You should stay in a specific “sick room” if possible, and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor: Many medical visits for routine care are being postponed or done by phone or telemedicine.
- If you have a medical appointment that cannot be postponed, call your doctor’s office, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
If you are sick wear a face-mask in the following situations, if available
- If you are sick: You should wear a face-mask, if available, when you are around other people (including before you enter a healthcare provider’s office).
- If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a face-mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then as their caregiver, you should wear a face-mask when in the same room with them. Visitors, other than caregivers, are not recommended.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
- Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean your hands often
- Wash hands: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food
.• Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
- Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid sharing personal household items.
Avoid sharing personal household items
- Do not share: Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home.
- Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water or put in the dishwasher.
Norwalk/Danbury Hospital System Seeks COVID-19 Plasma Donation
If you had COVID-19 and have recovered, you may be able to help save a life. Your blood may contain antibodies that fight the virus and can help critically ill people.
Nuvance Health is looking to screen you as a volunteer. If you are willing to participate, please follow this link to see if you are eligible:
Travelers: Per State recommendations, any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation for any reason is strongly urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.
COVID19 Testing at the Bedford Middle School has been suspended:
With the availability of numerous COVID19 testing sites in the area, some with the capacity to provide more rapid results than the methodology the Health District currently has access too, testing at the Bedford Middle School has been suspended until further notice. Once the newly approved rapid COVID19 tests that provide results in minutes, not days, are available to local health jurisdictions, the need for a more local testing location will be reevaluated.
There are many other testing sites. If you have had contact with a confirmed COVID19 positive individual and have symptoms, please feel free to arrange testing at one of the sites that can be found using this link: http://wwhd.org/coivd-19-testing-sites/