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Wilton Coronavirus Update: New Cases, Post Tropical Storm Info, Travel Changes, EO 9B and Case Data

In last night's COVID-19 community update, First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice reported that, since her last update on Monday, there have been three new positive COVID cases in Wilton. Please read the update below:

  • Wilton: 3 new cases. 
  • Statewide:  491 new cases. 1.4% of tests performed reported positive. This compares with .66% at the end of August. 
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, 11-net patient increase. Fairfield County, 1-net patient increase.
  • Deaths: Statewide, 3.  Fairfield County, none.

Average daily cases during the month of September for the State and Fairfield County have grown 40% and 21%, respectively   Wilton’s growth in average daily cases significantly outpaced both with growth of 158%.   September's average remains one of the lowest in the area, but the increase is concerning and a trend that none of us want to see continue. Please remain vigilant.

 

Cases 

Avg

 

Avg

Avg 

 

16 days 

Daily

  Cases 

Daily

Daily

 

Sept

Cases

August

Cases

Change

           

Darien

9

0.6

20

0.7

-16%

New Canaan

11

0.7

10

0.3

106%

Norwalk

38

2.4

61

2.0

17%

Ridgefield

14

0.9

19

0.6

38%

Stamford

83

5.2

133

4.4

17%

Weston

1

0.1

14

0.5

-87%

Westport

17

1.1

21

0.7

52%

Wilton 

11

0.7

8

0.3

158%

Danbury

220

13.8

391

13.0

5%

Fairfield County

739

46.2

1146

38.2

21%

Statewide

2380

148.8

3196

106.5

40%

Statewide, case growth continued to be fueled by those aged 20 through 29, followed by those aged 10-19. 

 

Share of 

Share of 

 
 

Cases 

Cases

 
 

Since July 1

Before July 1

Change

Age Range

     

0-9

5%

1%

3%

10 -19

15%

3%

12%

20-29

24%

12%

12%

30-39

17%

14%

3%

40-49

13%

14%

-1%

50-59

13%

17%

-4%

60-69

7%

14%

-7%

70-79

3%

9%

-6%

80+

3%

15%

-12%

Following August’s tropical storm, there are numerous efforts underway to change outcomes for the future.  Those efforts, are detailed in a presentation provided to the Board of Selectmen.  The presentation contains the email address to send testimony to assist PURA with their investigation of Eversource’s response to the storm.  If you haven’t emailed, please do and include fact-based details about your experience.   We were told Commissioners consider resident emails of value. 

The State’s travel advisory was somewhat streamlined. As occurs every Tuesday, affected states were updated. 

Earlier this week, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 9B, which included fines for violations of certain executive orders.  Town personnel will continue to address complaints and any violations observed. 

Detailed Case Data:

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. September 16th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 259 cases, 52 additional since June 16th and 59 since May 19th.
  • 4,031 residents tested, 2,881 since June 16th and 3,281 since May 19th.  
  • 5,661 tests performed, 4,209 since June 16th .
  • 42 deaths, 1 since June 16th and 5 since May 19th.

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of 8:30 p.m. September 16th:

  • 19,678 cases, 3,297 additional since 6/16      55,386 cases, 9,957 additional since 6/16
  • 1,419 deaths, 67 additional since 6/16           4,488 deaths, 269 additional since 6/16
  • 16 hospitalized, 52 less than 6/16                   75 hospitalized, 111 less than 6/16

Help keep our numbers low, please follow the three W’s: 

  • Watch your distance
  • Wear a mask/face covering when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Wash your hands

If you have any questions, please email me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

 

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