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COVID-19 cases rise in Greater Danbury area

Danbury has reported 335 COVID-19 cases to the state Department of Public Health in the last two weeks.  The case rate is now up to 28.3 per 100,000 population with a test positivity rate of 6.4 percent.  This comes as nearly all of Connecticut is in the red zone alert level for COVID-19 community spread for the second week in a row. 

Just four small towns in the northwest corner are not showing 15 or more cases per 100,000 population over the last two weeks.  Washington was in the orange zone last week, but bumped up this week.  The remaining few towns are in the grey with fewer than 5 cases.  

According to the latest COVID-19 data from the state Department of Public Health, Bethel has had 94 cases, there were 102 COVID cases in Brookfield, and New Fairfield reported 84.  There were 177 COVID cases in New Milford, 163 in Newtown, Redding reported just 42 cases in the last two weeks while Ridgefield had 119. 

The Department is reporting a range of COVID-19 infection rates.  At the lower end of the scale are Ridgefield and Bethel with 5-percent and 6-percent respectively.  Most of the municipalities have a rate of 7 to 7.5 percent.  The highest is New Fairfield, with an infection rate over the last two weeks of 8-percent. 

Connecticut's daily test positivity rate yesterday stood at 7.14 percent and the state reported another 56 COVID associated fatalities since last Thursday, bringing Connecticut’s total to 9,002.

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Rich Valdes

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