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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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of newly reported data on COVID-19 in Connecticut from the past 7 days.

Overall Summary

Cumulative
(except for hospital census)

Past 7 days

Positive PCR/NAAT Tests

967,471

3,923

All PCR/NAAT Tests

15,423,228

39,652

Test Positivity (pos/all PCR/NAAT)

--

9.89%

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

400

+74

COVID-19 Associated Deaths

11,343

+14

To read the full data report, visit data.ct.gov/coronavirus and click the button labeled, “Data Report.” That website also contains several other data reports, including on the topics of vaccinations, schools, nursing homes, child care, congregate settings, and economic impact.

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data was reported to the CT WiZ immunization information system as of September 20, 2022.

Total number of people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19:

Dose

Total Administered

At least one dose

3,058,395

Completed primary series

2,769,104

Bivalent booster received

93,117

Percent of people with at least one dose by age group:

  • >95% of those 65+
  • >95% of those between 55-64
  • 92% of those between 45-54
  • 91% of those between 35-44
  • 88% of those between 25-34
  • 85% of those between 15-24
  • 73% of those between 10-14
  • 50% of those between 5-9
  • 10% of those between 0-4

To locate a vaccination clinic in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Data updates on breakthrough cases in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reporting that as of September 21, 2022, a total of 278,512 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated persons in Connecticut have been identified. Those cases account for 10.12% of the more than 2.7 million people in the state who are fully vaccinated.

For more data on breakthrough cases in Connecticut, see pages 5 and 6 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

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:

  • Omicron: 25,086 cases
  • Delta: 17,236 cases
  • Alpha: 2,525 cases
  • Iota: 1,083 cases
  • Other: 1,047 cases
  • Gamma: 137 cases
  • Mu: 84 cases
  • Epsilon: 60 cases
  • Lambda: 38 cases
  • Beta: 23 cases
  • Eta: 10 cases
  • Kappa: 2 cases
  • Zeta: 1 case

For more information on variants, see pages 7 and 8 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

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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