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According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Bethel, Danbury, and New Fairfield each have a 2.7 percent infection rate.  Ridgefield's infection rate is 4.1 percent, up from 2.8 percent.  Over the last two weeks, both Redding and Brookfield experienced decreases to about 3-percent infection rates.  Newtown has the lowest infection rate in the Greater Danbury area at 1.9 percent. 

New Milford is reporting another 7 COVID-19 cases in one day.  In the last two weeks reports, New Milford had 40 positive cases, making the rate per 100,000 population 10.7.  The percent of New Milford residents fully vaccinated is 64.7 percent.  Those who have had at least one dose account for 69.5 percent of the town's population. 

Ridgefield has had 46 new COVID-19 cases reported to the state over the last two weeks, between July 25th and August 7th.  The case rate was 13.2 per 100,000 population moving Ridgefield into the state Department of Public Health's orange alert level for community spread, the second highest zone.  Brookfield reported 29 cases in two weeks, or 12.2 per 100,000 population. 

Over the last two weeks reported Danbury had 90 new COVID-19 cases tallied by the state.  That made the rate 7.6 per 100,000 population.

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