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Nearly all of Conn. back in red zone for COVID-19 community spread

Nearly all of Connecticut is back in the red zone alert level for COVID-19 community spread, with 15 or more cases per 100,000 population over the last two weeks.  162 of 169 municipalities have the highest alert level.

The Town of Washington is in the orange zone of 10 to 14 cases, though just barely at 14.6 case cases.  A few small towns along the Massachusetts border are in the grey with fewer than 5 cases. 

According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Danbury reported 180 cases in the last two weeks.  The City has a COVID-19 infection rate of 4.6 percent.  Bethel has had 49 cases, there were 80 COVID cases in Brookfield, and New Fairfield reported 36.  There were 131 COVID cases in New Milford, 100 in Newtown, Redding reported 27 cases in the last two weeks while Ridgefield had 89. 

The state department of Public Health is reporting Bethel has a COVID-19 infection rate of 4.6 percent.  Ridgefield has the lowest infection rate at 4.2 percent.  New Milford has a test positivity rate of 7.3 percent and is the highest in the region.  The other Greater Danbury area towns have an infection rate around 5 to 6 percent. 

Connecticut's daily test positivity rate yesterday climbed back up a bit to 6.48 percent and the state reported another 37 COVID associated fatalities since last Thursday.

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Markley van Camp Robbins

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