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Greater Danbury area reporting lower COVID-19 infection rates

For the month of April, through Wednesday, there have been 801 positive COVID-19 tests among Danbury residents.  The average daily case rate is 28.6.  For the first half of this week there were just 54 cases, which is the same as some single days earlier this month.

Bethel's rate of new COVID-19 infections has fallen for the third week in a row, now standing at 4.4 percent.  First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says residents still need to take care to help get the town's number lower.  The state's overall rate is now below 2-percent, the lowest since last October.  About 47-percent of all Bethel adults 16 and older have received at least one vaccine. In the 65-74 age group, over 91% have received the first dose.

Bridgewater, Kent, Washington and Warren are now in the state's gray alert level for lowest amount of community spread of COVID-19.  State officials say the color is slowly draining from the map, with Ridgefield and Easton bumped down from red to the orange level.  Most of the Greater Danbury area remains at the highest level, the red zone.  Weston is in the yellow, below orange and red.

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Dave Rinelli

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