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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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021:

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

Total

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)

342,282

+711

COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)

8,806,845

+36,968

Daily Test Positivity

--

1.92%

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

324

-9

COVID-19 Associated Deaths

8,131

+7

County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:

County

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County

92

Hartford County

77

Litchfield County

3

Middlesex County

6

New Haven County

118

New London County

22

Tolland County

1

Windham County

5

Total

324

For a series of interactive graphs and maps that provide additional data, including metrics related to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as data broken down by every town and city in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “Data Tracker.”

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:

Dose

Total Administered

First dose administered

1,939,401*

Fully vaccinated

1,467,381*

Total doses administered

3,289,783*

*A total of 116,999 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in all three categories

The Lamont administration anticipates that Connecticut will reach 70% of all adults in the state having received at least one dose by the end of this week.

All Connecticut residents over the age of 16 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To locate a vaccination clinic, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Data updates on variants in Connecticut

The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents as of today:

Variants of concern

  • B.1.1.7 (first detected in the United Kingdom): 1,849 cases
  • B.1.351 (first detected in South Africa): 23 cases
  • P.1 (first detected in Brazil): 40 cases
  • B.1.427 (first detected in California): 62 cases
  • B.1.429 (first detected in California): 130 cases

Variants of interest

  • B.1.526 (first detected in New York): 637 cases
  • B.1.526.1 (first detected in New York): 152 cases
  • B.1.525 (first detected in Africa and Europe): 13 cases
  • P.2 (first detected in Brazil): 7 cases
  • B.1.617 (first detected in India): 0 cases
  • B.1.617.1 (first detected in India): 0 cases
  • B.1.617.2 (first detected in India): 1 case
  • B.1.617.3 (first detected in India): 0 cases

Substitutions of Therapeutic Concern

  • E484K: 557 cases
  • L452R: 351 cases

For more information on variants, see page 7 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Weekly update on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes and assisted living facilities

The following documents contain the weekly data regarding each of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut that have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among their residents. The data is presented as it was reported to the state by each of the facilities.

Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 55 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 55 of 169 towns and cities in Connecticut are currently in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.

The color-coded zones include:

  • Red: Indicates case rates over the last two weeks of greater than 15 per 100,000 population
  • Orange: Indicates case rates between 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population
  • Yellow: Indicates case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population
  • Gray: Indicates case rates lower than five per 100,000 population

The weekly alert map is also accompanied by a chart that provides guidance on recommended actions based on the alert levels for individual residents; institutions such as schools, houses of worship, and community organizations; and municipal leaders and local health directors.

The COVID-19 Alert Map is updated every Thursday afternoon and can be found within the Data Tracker page of the state’s coronavirus website at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This 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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