Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.
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.
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 339 +0 14
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 86 +0 3
Town specific COVID-19 Tests, Cases, and Deaths can be found at the following link:
There is Still COVID-19 in the Community
As we celebrate the upcoming long weekend, the WWHD is reminding residents to act responsibly and continue to follow the recommended COVID-19 precautions. The CDC and other health experts are warning people to avoid large gatherings this Labor Day weekend despite how tempting it may be to enjoy the end of summer at crowded parties or barbeques. It’s best to keep gatherings small and to be careful even around family members from other households. Researchers at John’s Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center point to evidence that transmission is happening, even in smaller, often family-based parties and get-togethers, and picnics. It is not time to get complacent. Please wear masks/face coverings, socially distance yourself from others, and wash your hands regularly.
We know that over Memorial Day and July 4th weekends, people across the country hit the beach, pool parties, and other large gatherings. After these holidays, the U.S saw spikes in cases of COVID-19. CDC is also advising college students remain on-campus over the long Labor Day weekend to avoid going home and potentially exposing family members to COVID-19. By working together and using common sense, we can reduce the risk of community spread and keep infection rates low.