Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

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05/26/2022

Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

Last data at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates at 3:00 p.m. Thursday May 26, 2022:

Connecticut Testing Data Updates

The following is a summary of newly reported data on COVID-19 in Connecticut over the past 7 days.

General summary

Cumulative
(except for the hospital census)

last 7 days

Positive PCR/NAAT tests

873 491

+7,560

All PCR/NAAT tests

14,509,752

+64 215

Positivity test (pos/all PCR/NAAT)

11.77%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

379

+10

Deaths associated with COVID-19

10,941

+19

To read the full report – which includes a series of interactive charts and tables that provide additional data on measures related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, municipality, county and other information – visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click on the link labeled “Data Tracker”.

Connecticut Watershed Data Updates

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that as of May 25, 2022, a total of 224,442 cases of COVID-19 among fully immunized people in Connecticut have been identified. These cases represent 8.24% of the 2.7 million people in the state who are fully vaccinated.

For more data on breakthrough cases in Connecticut, see pages 6 and 7 of this week’s COVID-19 Expanded Data Report.

Connecticut Vaccine Administration Data Updates

The following data was submitted to the CT WiZ vaccination information system as of May 24, 2022.

Total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19:

Dose

Total administered

At least one dose

3,041,988

fully vaccinated

2,743,256

Additional dose 1

1,538,687

Additional dose 2

232 908

Percentage of people having received at least one dose by age group:

  • >95% of over 65s
  • >95% of people aged 55-64
  • 91% of 45-54 year olds
  • 94% of 35-44 year olds
  • 90% of 25-34 year olds
  • 85% of 18-24 year olds
  • 88% of 16-17 year olds
  • 82% of 12-15 year olds
  • 49% of those between 5 and 11 years old

All Connecticut residents over the age of 5 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To locate a vaccination clinic, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Connecticut Variant Data Updates

The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents to date:

Concerning variants

Monitored variants

  • Alpha: 2,525 cases
  • Beta: 23 cases
  • Gamma: 137 cases
  • Delta: 16,287 cases
  • Epsilon: 60 cases
  • Zeta: 1 case
  • Eta: 10 cases
  • Iota: 718 cases
  • Kappa: 2 cases
  • B.1.617.3: 0 case
  • Mu: 84 cases

For more information on variants, see pages 8 and 9 of this week’s COVID-19 Expanded Data Report.

Updates on the impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes are now published weekly on a new data portal

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has launched a new data portal containing statistics on the impact of COVID-19 in every Connecticut nursing home. From now on, this data portal will replace the PDF documents that until now were published regularly and contained this data. The data portal will be updated weekly, every Thursday afternoon.

To access the COVID-19 Nursing Home Data Portal, Click here.

Weekly update of the Public Health Department’s COVID-19 alert map: 159 of the 169 municipalities at alert level in the red zone

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly report today Map of COVID-19 alertswhich indicates that 159 municipalities are currently in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.

Color coded areas include:

  • Red: Indicates case rates in the past two weeks greater than 15 per 100,000 population
  • Orange: Indicates case rates between 10 and 14 cases per 100,000 population
  • Yellow: Indicates case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population
  • Grey: Indicates case rates below five per 100,000 population

The weekly alert card also comes with a chart that provides guidance on recommended actions based on alert levels for individual residents; institutions such as schools, places of worship and community organizations; and municipal leaders and local health directors.

The Map of COVID-19 alerts is updated every Thursday afternoon and can be found on the Data Tracker page of the state coronavirus website at ct.gov/coronavirus.

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 state text alerts by texting the keyword COVIDCT for 888-777.

People with general questions not answered by the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual support. Anyone who is out of state or needs a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended for use by people who do not have symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms is urged to contact their doctor.

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