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Conn. DPH updates COVID-19 rates for Greater Danbury area

The state Department of Public Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data for all Greater Danbury area municipalities.  According to the report for the two weeks ending May 14th, there were 239 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 84,  Brookfield had 82 and New Fairfield 44. There were 92 COVID cases in New Milford, 148 in Newtown, Redding reported 80 cases while Ridgefield had 169. 

Case rates for the Greater Danbury area increased since the previous report for the week ending May 14th, based on population.   
The rates are:

Danbury 20.2

New Fairfield 22.6

New Milford 24.5

Bethel 30.3

Brookfield 34.5

Newtown 37.9

Ridgefield 48.4

Redding 62.7


Test positivity ticked up slightly from last week.  At home COVID-19 test results are not reported to the state. 
The rates are:

Danbury 11.3 percent

Newtown 11.7 percent

New Fairfield 13.7 percent

New Milford 13.9 percent

Bethel 14.4 percent

Brookfield 16.9 percent

Ridgefield 22.2 percent

Redding 25.6 percent

The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 39 since last Thursday.  The state is also reporting a breakthrough rate of COVID-19 infections among the fully vaccinated population, since vaccines have been available, of 8 percent.  The rolling 7-day average test positivity rate was 14 percent. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time increased by 78.  The inpatient total is 369.

All of the COVID-19 tests sent for genomic sequencing in Connecticut came back as a strain of the Omicron variant.  Little more than half were identified as BA2, according to the latest weekly report.   Delta has been moved from the Variant of Concern category to Variants being monitored.

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