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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Greater Danbury area

Danbury has reported 829 COVID-19 cases to the state Department of Public Health in the last two weeks.  The case rate is now up to 69.9 per 100,000 population with a test positivity rate of 12 percent.  This comes as all but one of Connecticut's municipalities are in the red zone alert level for COVID-19 community spread.  Just Canaan is not showing 15 or more cases per 100-thousand population over the last two weeks.  That town is 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 186 cases, there were 237 COVID cases in Brookfield, and New Fairfield reported 157.  There were 229 COVID cases in New Milford, 332 in Newtown, Redding reported 80 cases in the last two weeks while Ridgefield had 359. 

There's been a steep rise in the number of COIVD-19 cases in New Fairfield.  As of yesterday, First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says 110 active, reported cases in Town is  more than they've seen for the duration of the pandemic. Del Monaco says wearing a high quality mask such as a KN95 or N95 mask  in public spaces is highly encouraged. 

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