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Connecticut COVID Update: 538 New Cases, 22 Additional Hospitilizations, Governor Signs 77th Executive Order

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

Overall Summary

Statewide Total
(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases

68,637

+538

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

4,595

+6

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

292

+22

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

2,218,298

+13,039

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

22,166

924

1,117

316

68

Hartford County

16,895

777

1,146

324

106

Litchfield County

2,112

97

122

21

1

Middlesex County

1,870

87

158

39

3

New Haven County

16,108

607

968

158

83

New London County

3,600

95

106

34

24

Tolland County

1,613

125

53

15

3

Windham County

1,391

17

17

1

4

Pending address validation

146

7

0

0

0

Total

65,901

2,736

3,687

908

292

For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “COVID-19 Data Tracker.”

Governor Lamont signs 77th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 77th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 9I enacts the following provisions:

  • Amendments to mandatory self-quarantine for travelers from states with high COVID-19 levels: Makes slight revisions to the previously enacted travel advisory, most notably the creation of an exemption for the nearby states of New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island from appearing on the list of affected states from which travelers are required to self-quarantine.

Weekly update to the regional travel advisory: California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania added to list; Rhode Island and New Jersey meet metrics but will not be included

The regional travel advisory between Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York that directs incoming travelers from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period was updated today.

California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have been added to the list of impacted locations that meet the metrics to qualify.

New Jersey and Rhode Island meet the criteria for the travel advisory, however given the interconnected nature of the region and mode of transport between the states, they are not being included on the list of states required for a mandatory quarantine. That said, Governor Lamont highly discourages, to the extent practical, all nonessential travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.

No other areas were removed from the list this week.

The requirement to quarantine applies to any person traveling into Connecticut from a state with a  positive case rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10 percent test positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. It also applies to any person arriving into Connecticut from a country for which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice.

Anyone arriving to Connecticut from any of the impacted locations is required to fill out a travel health form upon their arrival. The form can be filled out online at ct.gov/travelform.

The list of impacted locations is updated once per week every Tuesday. As of today, the full list of impacted locations under the travel advisory includes:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Delaware
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Guam
  11. Idaho
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Iowa
  15. Kansas
  16. Kentucky
  17. Louisiana
  18. Maryland
  19. Massachusetts
  20. Michigan
  21. Minnesota
  22. Mississippi
  23. Missouri
  24. Montana
  25. Nebraska
  26. Nevada
  27. New Mexico
  28. North Carolina
  29. North Dakota
  30. Ohio
  31. Oklahoma
  32. Pennsylvania
  33. Puerto Rico
  34. South Carolina
  35. South Dakota
  36. Tennessee
  37. Texas
  38. Utah
  39. Virginia
  40. West Virginia
  41. Wisconsin
  42. Wyoming

For the most up-to-date information on the regional travel advisory, including an extensive list of frequently asked questions, visit ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel.

 

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