About 51-percent of New Milford residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The latest data from the state indicates about 13,600 residents have gotten at least a first dose of a vaccine. Mayor Pete Bass says over 99-percent of New Milford residents over the age of 65 have been given their 1st dose. Brookfield and New Milford had been declared COVID-19 hotspots by the state, but now each town has seen their case rate cut nearly in half. New Milford had the 3rd highest infection rate in the state, but it's now 6th highest. Brookfield was the 5th highest when the town was declared a hot spot. Health Directors in each town attribute clusters of cases to youth sports teams.