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

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 June 4th, there were 166 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 52,  Brookfield had 58 and New Fairfield  28. There were 62 COVID cases in New Milford, 85 in Newtown, Redding reported 35 cases while Ridgefield had 89. 

Case rates range from 14 to 28, down from 19 to 33.5 per 100,000 population the week before.
The rates are:

Danbury 14

New Fairfield 14.4

New Milford 16.4

Bethel 18.8

Newtown 21.8

Brookfield 24.4

Ridgefield 25.5

Redding 27.4

The state department of Public Health is reporting COVID-19 infection rates for the Greater Danbury area held relatively steady from last week, ranging from 9 to 18 percent, down from 10 to 19 percent the previous week.  At home COVID-19 test results are not reported to the state. 
The rates are:

Newtown 9.4 percent

Danbury 12.1 percent

Bethel 12.4 percent

New Fairfield 13.4 percent

Brookfield 14.7 percent

New Milford 15 percent

Redding 16.5 percent

Ridgefield 18.5 percent


The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 27 since last Thursday.  The state is also reporting a breakthrough rate of COVID-19 infections among the fully vaccinated population of 8.49 percent, up nearly 1 tenth of a percent from the week before. 

New state data released Thursday show there were 3,200 positive COVID cases reported to the state over the last 7 days out of 36,000 tests.  The rolling 7-day average positivity rate was 8.81 percent.   Among the new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks in Connecticut, 69-percent have been detected in people fully vaccinated against COVID.  About 30-percent were cases among those not fully vaccinated.  All of the COVID-19 tests sent for genomic sequencing in Connecticut came back as a strain of the Omicron variant.  84 percent were identified as BA 2, according to the latest weekly report and the rest were a variant of BA2.

The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during the past week decreased by 29.  The inpatient total is 282. 

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