According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Bethel's COVID-19 infection rate has remained relatively flat from the previous reporting period. Brookfield is up to 4.3 percent infection rate. Ridgefield's COVID-19 infection rate has dropped by 1 percent since the last reporting period. New Fairfield has a a 3.8 percent infection rate over the last two weeks reported. Newtown's has jumped from 1.9 percent to 3.7 percent.
Connecticut had 23 deaths linked to COVID-19 over the past week. While calling it a sad number, Governor Lamont said it’s worth noting that Connecticut has just about the lowest fatalities per capita in the country.
There were 534 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday. 344 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, a decrease of four from Wednesday. Of the total COVID-19 cases in the state during the pandemic, 5,857 were so-called “breakthrough cases” diagnosed in people who are fully vaccinated. That represents .28 percent of all vaccinated residents.