New Milford like other parts of the state and country is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Mayor Pete Bass reported 41 new cases between Friday and Monday. That's the same amount that New Milford experienced during the two previous weeks combined. 7 new cases were reported yesterday alone. There were about 20 cases around the Thanksgiving holiday last week. New Milford Health officials say this was not unexpected as the town saw a spike last winter with holiday get togethers and colder weather sending more people indoors. Connecticut's COVID-19 positivity rate yesterday was nearly 6 percent, the highest single day case rate in several months. According the state Department of Public Health, the last time the positivity rate was above 6 percent was January 24th.