HEADLINES

All Time Low COVID Positive Cases in Connecticut, Eight States Added to Travel Quarantine Advisory List

According to Gov. Lamont, today’s metrics, with an all-time high in tests reported and all-time low in test positivity rate, reflect momentum in our testing strategy and discipline from the people of Connecticut to wear masks, keep their distance, and follow our guidelines. "At a time when cases are spiking in so many other parts of the country, we need to keep our guard up and not take these numbers for granted, now more than ever," he says.

Overall Summary

Statewide Total
(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases

46,514

+152

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

4,322

+2

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

98

-1

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

464,414

+21,416

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

16,064

639

1,070

306

37

Hartford County

10,987

675

1,057

313

28

Litchfield County

1,427

63

117

20

0

Middlesex County

1,246

59

145

39

3

New Haven County

11,965

394

925

150

27

New London County

1,206

62

76

26

3

Tolland County

843

70

50

14

0

Windham County

603

7

13

1

0

Pending address validation

193

11

0

0

0

Total

44,534

1,980

3,453

869

98

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 58th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 58th 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. 7EEE enacts the following provisions:

  • Authorization for DSS to provide funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to additional providers: Authorizes the Department of Social Services to distribute funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to other types of health care institutions in addition to nursing homes, which was previously authorized.
  • Online continuing education for plumbers and electricians: Allows continuing education classes for electricians and plumbers to be conducted online.

**DownloadGovernor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7EEE

Regional travel advisory updated to include eight additional states

The regional travel advisory between Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York that went into effect last week and directs incoming travelers from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period was updated today and now includes 8 additional states for a total of 16. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of today, the states meeting the high-positivity criteria include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country. For more information on the travel advisory, click here.

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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