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The Griffin Health-state Department of Public Health Mobile Vaccination Team will be back in New Fairfield this afternoon to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.  The yellow minivan will be at St. Edward's Church from noon to 7pm and on Saturday at the New Fairfield Middle School entrance from 9am to 5pm.  

Pfizer, Moderna and J&J will be available. The clinic will vaccinate anyone over the age of 12, however those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Boosters are currently available for immunocompromised individuals. 

Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new COVID-19 cases has increased in Connecticut by 79.6 percent, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins.  Nearly 14,000 COVID-19 tests were reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health yesterday.  About 400 came back confirming new or probable cases.  The daily test positivity rate yesterday was 2.83 percent.

There were 15 fewer people in Connecticut hospitals yesterday seeking treatment for COVID-19 than there were on Monday.  The inpatient total is 294 statewide.  74.8 percent of those hospitalized are not fully vaccinated.

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