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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 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020: Click here to view the briefing on YouTube.

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.

NEW REPORTING SCHEDULE: The State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 metric report is now issued five times per week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued each Monday contains combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice.

Overall Summary

Statewide Total
(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Friday

COVID-19 Cases

46,976

+259

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

4,338

+3

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

69

-26

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

522,385

+24,692

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

16,186

637

1,071

306

25

Hartford County

11,115

679

1,064

316

24

Litchfield County

1,440

64

117

20

1

Middlesex County

1,261

60

147

39

3

New Haven County

12,072

390

928

150

14

New London County

1,234

62

76

26

1

Tolland County

856

69

50

14

0

Windham County

617

7

13

1

1

Pending address validation

216

11

0

0

0

Total

44,997

1,979

3,466

872

69

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 59th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 59th 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. 7FFF enacts the following provisions:

  • Modifying minimum service hours for private non-medical institutions for adults: Modifies the number of service hours required to be provided by certain group homes and the requirement that group homes perform semi-annual times studies of their services in order to receive monthly Medicaid payments.

Secretary Merrill announces recruitment effort for poll workers in the primary and general elections

Recognizing that the August and November elections will have unique challenges related to COVID-19, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today announced a statewide effort to recruit poll workers for Connecticut’s primary and general elections.

Voters interested in working at the polls should sign up at myvote.ct.gov/volunteer.

For more information, read the press release issued today by Secretary Merrill.

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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