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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday, May 28, 2020


 Data updates on testing in Connecticut

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

Change Since Yesterday

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

41,559

+271

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

3,826

+23

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

648

-36

COVID-19 Test Reported

235,525

+5,756

County-by-county breakdown:

County

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths

Fairfield County

15,353

211

1,246

Hartford County

10,078

158

1,208

Litchfield County

1,366

8

128

Middlesex County

1,082

24

144

New Haven County

11,198

232

946

New London County

1,067

12

83

Tolland County

822

2

57

Windham County

375

1

14

Pending address validation

218

0

0

Total

41,559

648

3,826

For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group’s community committee holds roundtable on vulnerable populations

The Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group’s community committee this morning held a roundtable discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s most vulnerable populations. Members of the public had an opportunity to provide questions to the panel and have them answered during the event.

Some of the members of the advisory group’s community committee who are anticipated to participate in this roundtable include:

  • Marie Allen, Executive Director of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living
  • Ken Alleyne, Vice Chair of the Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Nora Duncan, State Director of Connecticut AARP
  • Mike Freda, First Selectman of North Haven
  • Marcella Nunez Smith, Director of Equity Research and Innovation at the Yale School of Medicine
  • Rochelle Palache, Assistant District Leader for SEIU, Local 32BJ
  • Jordan Scheff, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Disability Services
  • Daria Smith, Executive Director of the Connecticut State Independent Living Council

The full video of the roundtable can be watched online on Governor Lamont’s YouTube channel.

Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system

Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

 

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