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According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Brookfield's infection rate has dropped nearly 2 percentage points from last reporting period to 1.8-percent.  Bethel's rate has dipped a bit to 2.2-percent.  Danbury has 6.4 cases per 100,000 residents, with a positivity rate of 1.8-percent.  Ridgefield's infection rate ticked up a bit to 2.9-percent.  Newtown's rate increased a bit to 2.2-percent. New Fairfield's COVID-19 infection rate over the last two weeks reported has held steady, New Milford's rate increased nearly a percentage point to 2.4-percent. 

The state's daily COVID-19 test positivity rate yesterday was 1.7-percent.  There was no change in the number of people being treated in the hospital for COVID-19.  The inpatient total yesterday was 230.

38 people died in Connecticut over the past week from causes related to COVID-19. 

As of yesterday, 14,419 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated persons in Connecticut have been identified making for a .61 percent breakthrough rate.  Connecticut has the 2nd highest rate of population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, behind only Vermont. That state is at 69.8 percent, Connecticut is 69.2.  Rounding out the top 5 states are Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts.

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