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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 5 percent from 4.3 percent infection rate while Danbury has a test positivity rate of 3.1  percent.  That's a slight decrease from 3.4 percent in the last two weeks reported.  133 cases in Danbury have been reported to the state between August 8th and 21st. 

New Milford's positivity rate is 3-percent.  New Fairfield is at 5.4 percent, up from 3.8 percent in the previous week.

Newtown's has decreased slightly from 3.7 percent to 3.5.  Redding has a a 3.6 percent infection rate, up from 2.5 percent in the previous reporting period.  Ridgefield's COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline.  It's at 2.2 percent this week, down from 3.1 percent the week before. 

As of Wednesday, 7,121 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated Connecticut residents have been identified. That's less than .32 percent of Connecticut’s fully vaccinated population.  53 COVID-related deaths have occurred among people with breakthrough cases. These deaths represent 5.8% of all COVID-19 deaths since this February.

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