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Greater Danbury area COVID-19 infection rates vary widely

The state department of Public Health is reporting that Bethel and New Fairfield's COVID-19 infection rates have gone up half a percentage point since last week to 3.2 and 2.8 percent respectively.   Danbury's rate ticked up slightly to 2.9 percent.  Brookfield's COVID-19 infection rate over the last two weeks is 4.5 percent. Newtown's rate increased a full point to 3 percent.   Redding's infection rate is 3.3 percent while Ridgefield's positivity rate is 2.9percent.  New Milford's infection rate jumped from 5.9 percent last week to 7.4 percent this week.  104 COVID cases have been reported over the last two weeks.  

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at a mobile clinic in Danbury today.  This is for children 5 to 11 years old, with parental permission.  The clinic is at the Wooster School Dining Hall on Miry Brook Road from 3pm to 6.  On Sunday, there's a pediatric clinic at Pomperaug High School in Southbury from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  The Redding Community Center is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Sunday for everyone 12 and older.

Another 29 patients were in Connecticut hospitals with COVID-19 yesterday compared to Wednesday.  Of the 414 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed cases, 324 or 78.3 percent are not fully vaccinated. Of the fully vaccinated Connecticut population, there's a 1.04 percent breakthrough rate of people who have contracted the virus.

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