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Danbury's COVID-19 test positivity rate has increased to 4-percent from 3.1 percent in the last two weeks reported.  149 cases have been reported to the state between August 15th and 28th.  That's 12.6 cases per 100,000 population. 

According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Bethel's COVID-19 infection rate has increased slightly to 3-percent, after remaining relatively flat for the three previous reporting periods.  Brookfield is down to 4.2 percent from 5 percent infection rate the week before. 

Ridgefield's COVID-19 infection rate has spiked to 3.5 percent, from the 2.2 percent rate in the previous reporting period.  Redding has a a 3.6 percent COVID-19 infection rate over the last two weeks reported, the same as the previous reporting period. 

New Fairfield is at 6.1 percent up from 5.4 percent in the previous week.  New Milford has a COVID-19 infection rate of 3.7 percent while Newtown's has increased from 3.5 to 4.4 percent.

Another 39 COVID-associated fatalities have been reported in Connecticut over the past week.  There are three fewer people hospitalized with COVID, bringing the inpatient total down to 357.  The daily test positivity rate yesterday was 2.99 percent. 

The state Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 8,617 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated residents. Of the more than 2.2 million who have completed their vaccine series, .38 percent have contracted the virus. In the last week, a third of cases confirmed have been in vaccinated individuals.  65 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred among the breakthrough patients, representing 6.8 percent of all COVID-19 deaths since February.

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