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New Fairfield has 5th highest COVID-19 infection rate of all Conn. municipalities

There have been 58 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Fairfield over the course of the past week.  First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says New Fairfield continues to have an infection rate and test positivity rate well above State averages.  The infection rate has increased to 42 cases per 100,000 people and test positivity is 7.4 percent, making New Fairfield the 5th highest infection rate out of 169 Towns in the state.  Even though some COVID restrictions have been relaxed in Connecticut, Del Monaco urged residents to continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  State data indicates that nearly 29-percent of New Fairfield residents have been vaccinated, including 83% of residents over the age of 65 and close to 100% of residents over the age of 75.