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Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being held in Danbury today.  United Methodist Church on Clapboard Ridge Road is hosting a clinic offering all three vaccines free of charge from 4pm to 8pm.  The Italian Festival will have a mobile clinic with all three vaccines available from 5pm to 9pm.  Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson were available at a pop up clinic at the Farmers Market this morning.

Nearly 500 new positive COVID-19 cases were detected yesterday in Connecticut out of about 18,000 tests.  The daily positivity rate was 2.7-percent.  Hospitalizations dropped by 8 statewide to 155.  Connecticut reported another 3 COVID-associated Deaths since last Thursday. 

Of the more than 2.1 million fully vaccinated Connecticut residents, less than .06 percent have contracted COVID-19.  27 COVID-associated fatalities have occurred among the 1,171 breakthrough cases.  The deaths represent 3-percent of all COVID deaths since February.  162 patients were hospitalized. 

All new positive COVID-19 cases recorded over the past week stemmed from the delta variant. The state says the recent increase in cases and hospitalizations among the unvaccinated suggests the beginning of the fourth wave.  The third wave in Connecticut was caused by the alpha variant. The corresponding rates for fully vaccinated persons remained low during that period.

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