With Such Beautiful Weather There Are a  Lot of Bikes Out – Ride Safely! / (Daily COVID-19 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 46,059 + 65
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,307 + 9
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 127 + 5
Patients Tested for COVID-19 414,889 + 7,922

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        289                    +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/CTDPHCOVID19summary6262020.pdf?la=en

 

With Such Beautiful Weather There Are a  Lot of Bikes Out – Ride Safely!

Bicycling is one of the best forms of exercise.  It’s also a great way to explore and enjoy the outdoors.  After months of staying at home, families are venturing out and bike riding has gotten increasingly popular.  People are buying new ones, fixing up old ones, and riding more than ever.  That means that car riders and bicyclists need to stay sharp, be aware of one another, and follow the rules of the road.

The National Safety Council recommends the following tips so that you can bike safely and enjoy your ride:

Check your Equipment – Always inspect your bike prior to riding.

  • The seat should be adjusted to the proper height and locked in place
  • Make certain all parts are secure and working properly
  • Make sure the bike is equipped with reflectors on the rear, front, petals and spokes
  • A horn or bell, rear view mirror, and a bright headlight are also recommended

Plan to be Seen – Make sure that drivers can see you.

  • Wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright clothing
  • When possible, ride during the day
  • If you must ride at night, wear reflective clothing and use flashing lights

Wear a Helmet – Bike helmets should be worn by everyone (adults and children).

  • Make certain the helmet is certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Adjust the sizing pads or fit ring until the helmet is snug
  • Position the helmet level on your head, covering the forehead and not tipped backward or forward; this will be about one or two finger widths above the eyebrow
  • Adjust the side straps so that they form a “V” shape under and slightly in front of your ears
  • Center the buckle on the chin strap under your chin
  • Buckle and tighten the chin strap until it is snug; no more than one or two fingers should be able to fit between the chin and strap
  • When fitted, the helmet should not rock more than 1 inch to the side or front to back on your head

Follow the Rules of the Road – Stay aware and stay safe.

  • Get acquainted with traffic laws; bicyclists must follow the same rules as motorists
  • Ride single-file in the direction of traffic
  • Remain alert, keep your head up and look around; watch for opening car doors and other hazards
  • Use hand signals when turning and use extra care at intersections
  • Never hitch onto cars
  • Before entering traffic, stop and look left, right, left again and over your shoulder

To learn more, visit the National Safety Council website at https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/bicycles