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New Fairfield, like other area municipalities and the state, is reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The town had no cases in June, and just 1 to 2 cases per week in July.  New Fairfield reported 15 cases during the first week in August. 

One case involves a 3 year old, another positive test was reported for a 12 year old.  The cases aren't tied to specific events, but rather general community transmission. 

First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says some have been breakthrough cases, though she didn't have exact numbers.  She noted that the majority of cases in the state are in people 20 to 40 year old age range, though the 20 to 30 year olds are reporting COVID cases at a higher rate than even 30 to 40 year olds. 

Del Monaco is concerned that the New Fairfield vaccination rate is low compared to surrounding towns, and that the difference was more pronounced last week than the week before.  62 percent of New Fairfield residents received at least one dose two weeks ago and as of Thursday, it was up to 63-percent.  The fully vaccinated also increased one percent over the course of a week to 59-percent

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