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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 Monday, July 19, 2021:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases 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)

351,084

+409

COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)

9,770,229

+26,798

Daily Test Positivity

--

1.53%

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

50

+6

Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated once per week every Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 8,282.

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

County

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County

10

Hartford County

20

Litchfield County

0

Middlesex County

2

New Haven County

14

New London County

4

Tolland County

0

Windham County

0

Total

50

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.”

Governor Lamont signs executive order extending duration of several previously issued orders, allows remaining 27 orders to expire

Pursuant to the authorization by the Connecticut General Assembly last week to extend the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to September 30, 2021, Governor Lamont signed an executive order today that extends the duration of several previously issued executive orders while making slight modifications to some of them, and also allows the remaining 27 previously issued executive orders to expire.

Executive Order No. 13 enacts the following provisions:

  • Extends the duration of the following previously issued executive orders to September 30, 2021:
  • Executive Order No. 7P, Section 1
  • Executive Order No. 7EEE, Section 1
  • Executive Order No. 9, Section 1
  • Executive Order No. 9Q, Section 3
  • Executive Order No. 10, Section 4
  • Executive Order No. 11D, Sections 2 and 3
  • Executive Order No. 12A
  • Executive Order No. 12D
  • Modifies Executive Order No. 7EEE
  • Modifies Executive Order No. 12A
  • Modifies Executive Order No. 11D
  • Extends all unexpired orders, rules, regulations, directives, or guidance issued by agencies or municipalities related to COVID-19 through September 30, 2021, if they were issued pursuant to one of the orders above, unless the issuing authority repeals them sooner.
  • Allows the remaining 27 active executive orders to expire at midnight on July 20, 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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