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||45,429||+||80|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||4,219||+||9|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||186||–||15|
|Patients Tested for COVID-19||365,916||+||6,430|
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
To Date Change from Probable
Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 283 +0 15
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 62 +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/CTDPHCOVID19summary6172020.pdf?la=en
PHASE II OPENING TODAY
Westport Weston Health District’s Director of Health, Mark Cooper, is pleased that local COVID-19 transmission rates continue to be low. Metrics have improved across the state as well, allowing the phased in reopening of Connecticut to proceed. In fact, Connecticut is among the states with the lowest rates of transmission. The WWHD will continue to monitor local and state metrics and update the community as appropriate.
Mr. Cooper credits much of the success in mitigating the spread of the virus to the precautions residents have taken over the past few months. However, we must continue to be vigilant. Following safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and good hygiene practices are all critical despite the downward trend in the number of new COVID cases. He urges residents to use common sense and to take advantage of testing, especially if experiencing symptoms. Testing is available, so if you feel you need one, please get tested. St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center on Long Lots Road in Westport is one local option with open time-slots. Simply call 860.972.8100 to book an appointment.
The Health District’s clinical staff and group of trained volunteers conduct contact tracing on known cases within the community. They regularly call patients, review CDC protocols, and answer any questions. Please call the WWHD or visit our website for any COVID-19 related questions.
As businesses and services across the region continue to reopen, personal responsibility is key. We should all continue to employ safety measures. If you are elderly or at higher risk due to your health history, think about whether or not an activity increases your chances of getting sick and proceed with caution.