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||47,636||+||106|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||4,380||+||8|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||67||+||1|
|Patients Tested for COVID-19||602,116||+||12,338|
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 302 +2 16
Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State 64 +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/CTDPHCOVID19summary7152020.pdf?la=en
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Pets
- A small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19.
- Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
- It appears that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
- Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household.
- If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.
- This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
For more information on COVID-19 and pets, follow this link to the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/pets.html
Make Pets Part of Your Overall Emergency Planning
Health and safety advocates remind homeowners to create fire safety plans – and to practice drills – be sure that everyone living in the household knows what to do and where to go in the event of a house fire. National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15th reminds us to also consider our pets when planning fire routes and safety in our homes. Our pets are a part of our family. This day stresses the importance of protecting them. Taking preventive measures now can both save your home and your pet. Many times our pets can cause a fire if we don’t take the proper precautions.
PET FIRE SAFETY TIPS
- Extinguish open flames. Pets are curious and certainly not cautious. Wagging tails haphazardly knock over candles.
- Keep pets away from the stove while cooking and consider stove knob protectors. Pets have been known to accidentally turn on knobs when the stove is not in use.
- Consider flameless candles for ambiance and backup lighting in the event of a power outage.
- Replace glass water bowls with metal or plastic. Outside on wooden decks, they can heat up and actually start a fire.
- Store leashes and collars near the entrance of your home. When away, have your pets in the main living area for easy rescue.
- Secure young pets when away from home. This can help avoid fire hazards. Pet kennels or in a pet-proofed room are options.
- Fire alert window clings help firefighters identifying the room your pets are located and identify the number of pets in the home. Add one to the window of the room you keep your pets when you are away. Keep it updated with the number of pets residing with you and your current phone number.
- Have a plan when you are home. Know which family members will be responsible for each pet.