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Conn. COVID-19 test positivity rate doubles in a week span

Connecticut's COVID-19 daily test positivity rate yesterday was the highest it's been in 6 weeks.  With 141 cases detected out of little more than 11,000 tests, the rate was 1.28 percent. 

There are COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Danbury today.  One is being held at the West Conn midtown campus gym from 1pm to 5pm.  Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are being administered.  The Greater Danbury Community Health Center at 123 Main Street is also holding a clinic today offering the Moderna vaccine to people 18 and over.  That clinic is from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:45.

The New Milford Health Department is looking to open a drive-thru testing site by the fall.  They've applied to the state for a special waiver and an outpatient clinic license for John Pettibone Community Center. 

Director Lisa Morrissey says this is to position New Milford for the start of the school year with necessary resources.  Tests would be sent to a lab and returned to the town, though a waiver would allow New Milford to do full, on-site testing this fall, adding rapid-tests. 

The testing clinic would be available to neighboring communities.



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