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The Department of Public Health/Griffin Health Mobile Vaccination Team is going to be in Newtown this afternoon.  A walk-up COVID-19 clinic is scheduled for St Rose of Lima Church on Church Hill Road from 4pm to 8pm.  No appointment is needed for the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Another yellow minivan will be in New Fairfield this afternoon at the New Fairfield High School parking lot until 7pm. 

The CDC today has classified Fairfield County as an area with high COVID-19 community transmission.  This is the 5th county in Connecticut to be classified under that category, joining New Haven County, Hartford County, Middlesex, and New London counties.   High transmission is defined as places with more than 100 cases per 100,000 in a seven-day period.  Litchfield County remains classified as having substantial transmission, or 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 population. 

700 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Connecticut yesterday, out of more than 16,000 tests.  The daily positivity rate is up to 4.25 percent. 36 more people were hospitalized since Tuesday, making the inpatient total 321.

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