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Greater Danbury area COVID-19 cases rise

According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Bethel has had 31 cases of COVID-19 in the last two weeks, New Fairfield reported 14 and Danbury experienced 97.  They each had about the same number of cases in the previous week's report and remain in the yellow or orange zone for community spread. 

There were 46 COVID cases in Brookfield, 104 in New Milford and 43 in Newtown.  Redding reported 16 cases in the last two weeks while Ridgefield had 61.  Redding was the only town in the Greater Danbury area to see a drop in case rate from the previous week.

The state department of Public Health is reporting that Danbury has a COVID-19 infection rate of 2.9 percent.  That's just a fraction higher than it was the week before.   New Milford has a test positivity rate of 7.4 percent and is the highest in the region.  The other Greater Danbury area towns have an infection rate around 3 to 4.5 percent. 

Connecticut's daily test positivity rate yesterday jumped to 6.52 percent and the state reported another 44 COVID associated fatalities since last Wednesday.

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