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84 municipalities are currently in the red zone, the highest of the state’s four alert levels for COVID-19 community spread.  Newtown, New Fairfield, and Monroe remain in the red.  There were 59 cases in Newtown over the last two weeks and 41 in New Fairfield, but the calculation is scaled to population.  Newtown was a 15.1 cases on average, New Fairfield at 21.1 per 100,000 population. 

Sherman and Easton have moved down to the orange level, along with Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Washington, Bethlehem, Southbury and Wilton.  Bethel, Redding, Ridgefield and Woodbury are in the yellow zone.  Bridgewater, Roxbury and Weston are in the grey zone, the lowest alert level. 

The percent of 16 to 64 year olds in Connecticut who have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has increased by 1 percent in the past week.  The 12 to 15 year old age group vaccination rate increased by 2-percent over the last week. 

22 additional COVID-related fatalities have been reported in Connecticut in the past week.  There are 354 people being treated for COVID in Connecticut hospitals, 74 percent of whom are not fully vaccinated.  Hospitalizations declined by 10 from Wednesday.  Yesterday's daily test positivity rate was 2.93 percent.

As of yesterday, 9,875 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated persons in Connecticut have been identified.  That means .43 percent of the fully vaccinated population in Connecticut contracted the virus.  70 COVID-associated fatalities among the fully vaccinated have been reported, representing 7.1 percent of all COVID deaths since February.

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