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COVID-19 data for Greater Danbury area updated by Conn. DPH

Danbury has moved into the state Department of Public Health's red zone for COVID-19 community spread.  158 of the state's 169 municipalities are in the red zone with 15 or more cases per 100,000 population each in the last two weeks reported.  Sherman is in the Yellow zone with between 5 to 9 cases.  10 small towns, including Bridgewater and Roxbury, are in the grey zone with fewer than 5. 

According to the report for the two weeks ending May 7th, there were 193 COVID-19 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 79,  Brookfield had 53 and New Fairfield 36. There were 74 COVID cases in New Milford, 127 in Newtown, Redding reported 48 cases while Ridgefield had 158. 

The case rates per 100,000 population are:

Danbury 16.3

New Fairfield 18.5

New Milford 19.7

Brookfield 22.3

Bethel 28.5

Newtown 32.5

Redding 37.6

Ridgefield 45.2


The test positivity rates are:

Danbury 10.9 percent

New Milford 11.1 percent

Newtown 11.2 percent

Brookfield 12.1 percent

New Fairfield 13.3 percent

Bethel 14.8 percent

Redding 17.5 percent

Ridgefield 18 percent

The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 25 since last Thursday.  The state is also reporting a breakthrough rate of COVID-19 infections among the fully vaccinated population of 7.58 percent, up a bit from the week before. The rolling 7-day average positivity rate was 13.24 percent. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time increased by 58.  Of the 291 positive patients, 35-percent are not fully vaccinated.  

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Jill Schlesinger

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