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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 Monday, May 17, 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)

345,639

+662

COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)

9,041,813

+49,908

Daily Test Positivity

--

1.33%

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

170

-28

COVID-19 Associated Deaths

8,194

+21

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

County

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County

53

Hartford County

42

Litchfield County

4

Middlesex County

4

New Haven County

58

New London County

8

Tolland County

0

Windham County

1

Total

170

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

2,034,040*

Fully vaccinated

1,685,650*

Total doses administered

3,593,511*

*A total of 126,179 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in all three categories.

Those who have been vaccinated by age group in Connecticut as of today includes:

  • 92% of those over the age of 65
  • 81% of those between 55-64
  • 69% of those between 45-54
  • 62% of those between 35-44
  • 53% of those between 25-34
  • 48% of those between 18-24
  • 52% of those between 16-18
  • 12% of those between 12-15

All Connecticut residents over the age of 12 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To locate a vaccination clinic, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

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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