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COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Danbury's downtown this afternoon.  The state Department of Public Health Griffin Health mobile team will have a yellow mini van at Kennedy Flays from 4pm to 8pm.  No appointment is needed for the walk up clinic.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map.  All but one of the 169 municipalities are in the grey zone for having fewer than 5 cases in the last two weeks reported.  Bolton had 5 cases over two weeks and is in the yellow zone.

Out of about 11,000 COVID-19 tests reported in Connecticut yesterday, 35 came back positive making the daily positivity rate .3 percent.  1 COVID-associated fatality was reported, and there are 13  fewer people being treated for COVID in Connecticut hospitals.  The inpatient total yesterday was 37.

1.98 million Connecticut residents are fully vaccinated.  94-percent of those over the age of 65 have received at least one dose.  Younger Connecticut residents are catching up to those 65 and older when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.  84-percent of 55 to 64 year olds have received at least one dose. 73-percent of 45 to 54 year olds and 69-percent of 35 to 44 year olds have gotten one shot.

16 and 17 year olds continue to have higher vaccination rates than 18 to 34 year olds.  About 41-percent of 12 to 15 year olds have received at least one dose of a vaccine to date.

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