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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, January 11, 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 Friday

COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)

213,358

+7,364

COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)

4,724,211

+116,244

Daily Test Positivity

--

6.33%

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

1,142

+33

COVID-19 Associated Deaths

6,416

+92

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

County

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County

281

Hartford County

350

Litchfield County

22

Middlesex County

52

New Haven County

294

New London County

97

Tolland County

6

Windham County

40

Total

1,142

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 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:

  • First doses administered: 133,190
  • Second doses administered: 7,865
  • Total doses administered: 141,055

All of the doses under Phase 1a of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program are being administered to people in the healthcare workforce, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Every nursing home in the state has completed administering their first doses as of Friday of last week.

Connecticut ranks number five nationally in the percentage of population vaccinated to date.

Department of Public Health issues guidance to colleges and universities on spring semester

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued guidance over the weekend to the state’s universities and colleges regarding the upcoming spring semester. The guidance includes a recommendation that testing and quarantining of all residential students be done prior to fully opening campuses. The department is also advising universities and colleges to implement weekly testing of all residential and off-campus students who attend class in-person through the end of February 2021.

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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