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According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Bethel has had 25 cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks, Brookfield reported 35 and Danbury experienced 89.  There were 11 COVID cases in New Fairfield, 82 in New Milford and 27 in Newtown.  Redding reported 17 cases in the last two weeks while Ridgefield had 41.

The state department of Public Health is reporting that Bethel has a COVID-19 infection rate of 2.7 percent.  Danbury is similar at 2.8 percent.  The rate is based on population per 100,000.  Brookfield's COVID-19 infection rate over the last two weeks is 4.1 percent. New Fairfield's is 5.7 percent while New Milford is at 5.9 percent.  Newtown's COVID-19 infection rate ticked up a bit to 2 percent.  Redding has seen a spike in cases and the infection rate is 4.3 percent.  Ridgefield's positivity rate is 2 percent. 

The state's latest daily COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.72 percent.  841 positive confirmed or probable cases were detected out of about 22,000 tests. 

There were 18 more patients in the hospital with COVID.  The inpatient total is 300.  31 people have died in Connecticut over the past week from causes related to COVID-19. 

As for breakthrough infections, 22,621 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated persons in Connecticut have been identified, a .93 percent breakthrough rate.

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