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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.

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