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Department of Public Health updates Danbury area COVID-19 data

There are a few less towns in the state Department of Public Health's red zone for COVID-19 community spread, the highest level.  159 of 169 municipalities still each have 15 or more cases per 100,000 population in the last two weeks reported, but Kent and Sharon have moved into the orange zone.  Bridgewater and a few northwest towns are in the grey zone, the lowest alert level.

According to the report for the two weeks ending May 21st, there were 253 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 99,  Brookfield had 88 and New Fairfield 53. There were 105 COVID cases in New Milford, 147 in Newtown, Redding reported 67 cases while Ridgefield had


There were slight declines in Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield. Case rates for the Greater Danbury area held relatively steady from the previous report. The rates are:

Danbury 21.3

New Fairfield 27.3

New Milford 28

Bethel 35.7

Brookfield 37

Newtown 37.6

Ridgefield 43.5

Redding 52.5


At home COVID-19 test results are not reported to the state.  The test positivity rates  are:

Danbury 11.5 percent

Newtown 11.5 percent

New Fairfield 15 percent

New Milford 15 percent

Bethel 16.7 percent

Brookfield 17 percent

Ridgefield 21 percent

Redding 22.2 percent


The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 19 since last Thursday.  The state is also reporting a breakthrough rate of COVID-19 infections among the fully vaccinated population of 8.24 percent, up two- tenths of a percent from the week before.   The rolling 7-day average positivity rate was 11.77 percent. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time increased by 10.  The inpatient total is 379.

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