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More municipalities upgraded to the state's red alert COVID list

More municipalities have been upgraded to the state's red alert list.  Joining Danbury is Brookfield and Bethel.  Danbury has been a red alert city for 4 weeks now due to the rising rate of COVID-19 cases.  The designation is for places averaging more than 15 new cases per day per 100,000 people.  Danbury recorded 56 positive results yesterday, 33 on Wednesday and 56 on Tuesday. 

The next step down on the state's list is orange alert.  The towns of New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman and Southbury all meet that metric.

There are more positive COVID-19 cases identified in the Ridgefield School community.  A positive test at Scotland Elementary School is the latest.  The person was in the building Monday and Wednesday and considered to have been infectious.  The Ridgefield Health Department Director and the school Medical Advisor have started contact tracing.  Some fifth graders were sent home early yesterday. 

The Ridgefield school system’s COVID-19 data tracker shows that 28 students and 16 staff were asked to quarantine as a result of potential exposure.

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Jim Bohannon

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