Ridgefield COVID-19 cases have risen 96-percent since Friday, firmly putting the town well into the Red Level. Since Thursday, 38 new cases have been reported, raising the daily new case rate to 28 cases per 100,000 residents.
First Selectman Rudy Marconi urged all Ridgefielders to avoid gathering and reconsider Thanksgiving Day plans. He says people could be asymptomatic spreaders and reminded residents to wear a mask and socially distance from others.
Marconi says the recent increase in cases is not yet reflected in the state data which lags Ridgefield specific data. Connecticut averages data on a two-week basis, but the Ridgefield analysis reflects a one-week average. Ridgefield also includes congregate settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities, while the state does not. Marconi says Ridgefield does a deeper dive so the Town can anticipate where things are headed and respond accordingly