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COVID-19 cases decline in Greater Danbury area

159 cities and towns are in the state Department of Public Health's red zone for COVID-19 community spread, the highest level.  Each of those municipalities have 15 or more cases per 100,000 population in the last two weeks reported.  Kent moved back up to red from orange last week while Sherman dropped from red to orange, with 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population in the last two weeks.  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 28th, there were 230 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 93,  Brookfield had 68 and New Fairfield 43. There were 91 COVID cases in New Milford, 115 in Newtown, Redding reported 36 cases while Ridgefield had 116.

The lowest case rate is in Danbury and the highest is in Bethel, based on population.   

The rates are:

Danbury 19.4

New Fairfield 22.1

New Milford 24.2

Redding 28.2

Brookfield 28.6

Newtown 29.5

Ridgefield 32.3

Bethel 33.5


The state department of Public Health is reporting COVID-19 infection rates for the Greater Danbury area range from 10 to 19 percent, down from 11 to 22 percent the previous week.  The lowest test positivity is in Newtown and the highest is in Ridgefield.  At home COVID-19 test results are not reported to the state. 
The rates are:

Newtown 10.4 percent

Danbury 13 percent

Brookfield 15 percent

New Fairfield 15 percent

Redding 15.1 percent

New Milford 16.5 percent

Bethel 16.7 percent

Ridgefield 19.2 percent


The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 31 since last Thursday.  New state data released Thursday show there were 3,500 positive COVID cases reported to the state over the last 7 days out of 33,000 tests.  The rolling 7-day average positivity rate was 10.83 percent. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time increased by 68.  The inpatient total is 311.

The state is also reporting a breakthrough rate of COVID-19 infections among the fully vaccinated population of 8.39 percent, up nearly 2 tenths of a percent from the week before.  All of the COVID-19 tests sent for genomic sequencing in Connecticut came back as a strain of the Omicron variant.  89 percent were identified as BA 2, according to the latest weekly report and the rest were a variant of BA2.

There's been an increase in the number of Connecticut residents who have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine since last week. The 45 to 54 year old cohort increased their vaccination rate by 2 percent while 35 to 44 year olds increased by 1 percent.

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