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New Milford reports rise in COVID-19 cases

New Milford is reporting 27 new COVID-19 cases since Friday.  There were 233 cases across Litchfield County over the weekend.  Mayor Pete Bass is urging people to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot if eligible.  For those who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, he asked that they stay home and get tested.  If a child is not feeling well, they should not go to school or an after-school activity.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut rose over the weekend to 500, just five months after dropping to a low of 25.

That includes a rise of 80 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since Friday, according to the daily metrics released by the governor’s office.  It is still well below the high of 1,972 hospitalizations in April of 2020 and the 1,183 hospitalizations reported on December 6th 2020.

Governor Ned Lamont credited vaccinations and boosters with keeping hospitalizations down.

Of the 500 patients currently hospitalized with COVID, 386 or 77-point-2 percent are not fully vaccinated, according to the governor’s office.

The seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in Connecticut has risen over the past two weeks from about 738 new cases per day on November 20 to just over 971 new cases per day on December 4th, according to John’s Hopkins University.

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