HEADLINES

Wilton COVID Update: 6 New Cases and Town by Town Report

In her latest COVID community update, Wilton First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice reported six new cases in Wilton since Monday's update. Please read more from Vanderslice below.

  • Wilton: 6 new cases.  
  • Statewide: 850 new cases.  2.79% of current tests performed reported positive. 
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, 18-net patient increase. Fairfield County, 2-net patient increase.
  • Deaths: Statewide, 13.  Fairfield County, none.

In my October 12th update, I shared average daily case data for Wilton and surrounding communities for the first 11 days in October.  That data showed Wilton’s growth rate exceeded many of the area communities.  In the 9 days since October 11th,  see below, Wilton’s growth rate has continued to exceed that of most area communities. 

In the 9 days since October 11th, the age range for new cases has generally been spread among those aged 20 to 69.  Please continue to be diligent as cases increase in Wilton and across Connecticut. 

 

Avg Daily

Avg Daily 

Change in 

 

Cases 

Cases

Daily Avg

 

Oct 11-Oct 20

Oct 1-Oct 10

 

Danbury

12.6

14.1

-11%

Darien

1.0

0.3

267%

New Canaan

0.1

0.4

-69%

Norwalk

22.3

9.0

148%

Ridgefield

0.7

0.9

-27%

Stamford

14.3

9.4

53%

Weston

0.3

0.4

-8%

Westport

1.3

1.3

5%

Wilton 

1.4

0.5

218%

Fairfield County

94.0

71.6

31%

Statewide

388.2

330.5

17%

Yesterday, the travel advisory was updated and revised.  Connecticut, New York and New Jersey are now a region for travel advisory purposes.  Neither state will impose restrictions on residents from the other two states, though residents are discouraged from unnecessary travel between the states.  If you are the parent of a child participating in Town of Wilton sports, please remember the participation guidelines when making travel plans for your child.  Answers to the questions on the questionnaire determine a child’s eligibility to participate, not the State’s travel advisory. 

Area hospitals have begun to take steps in response to increased hospitalizations and cases. On Sunday evening, Norwalk Hospital implemented temporary restrictions on visitors.  

Two new Connecticut based grant programs are available to assist small businesses during the pandemic.  Information is available on the Town’s Coronavirus resource page for small businesses. 

Yesterday the Governor issued Executive Order 9H, which allows for hybrid public meetings with in-person and remote attendees. 

Detailed Case Data:

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. October 20th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 282 cases, 75 additional since June 16th and 82 since May 19th.
  • 5,061 residents tested, 3,911 since June 16th and 4,311 since May 19th.  
  • 7,658 tests performed, 6,206 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. October 20th:

  • 21,898 cases, 5,517 additional since 6/16      64,871 cases, 19,442 additional since 6/16
  • 1,429 deaths, 77 additional since 6/16           4,567 deaths, 348 additional since 6/16
  • 53 hospitalized, 15 less than 6/16                   213 hospitalized, 27 more than 6/16

Help maintain our low numbers.  Please follow the three W’s: 

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

 

Subscribe

Follow Wilton HamletHub