HEADLINES

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 Monday, August 10, 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
(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Friday

COVID-19 Cases

50,567

+247

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

4,444

+3

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

64

-1

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

900,967

+38,309

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

17,376

659

1,097

312

21

Hartford County

12,155

645

1,094

321

13

Litchfield County

1,550

65

117

21

1

Middlesex County

1,343

62

154

38

10

New Haven County

12,807

417

955

151

17

New London County

1,395

62

77

26

2

Tolland County

995

61

52

14

0

Windham County

729

9

14

1

0

Pending address validation

227

10

0

0

0

Total

48,577

1,990

3,560

884

64

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 65th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 65th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus, and also to respond to the disruptions of Tropical Storm Isaias on the administration of Tuesday’s statewide primary. Executive Order No. 7MMM enacts the following provisions:

  • Management of absentee ballots for the August 11, 2020 primary: Enacted at the request of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, who submitted a letter to the governor this morning seeking an executive order, this order clarifies several administrative steps in the management of absentee ballots for the August 11, 2020 primary.

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, or text CTCOVID to 898211. 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 toll free 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.

Subscribe

Follow New Fairfield HamletHub