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Greater Danbury area COVID-19 rates updated by Conn. Department of Public Health

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 18th, there were 120 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 41,  Brookfield had 28 and New Fairfield  13. There were 58 COVID cases in New Milford, 53 in Newtown, Redding reported 16 cases while Ridgefield had 53. 


After a brief spike into the state's 2nd highest COVID-19 community spread zone, the town of Sherman is now in the lowest.  New Fairfield remains in yellow from last week.  Many towns joined Danbury this week into orange zone with 10 to 14 case each, dropping from the red zone, the highest level.  They are Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, Redding and Weston.   


Case rates for the week ending June 18th are:

New Fairfield 6.7

Danbury 10.1

Brookfield 11.8

Redding 12.5

Newtown 13.6

Bethel 14.8

New Milford 15.5

Ridgefield 15.2 (down from 22)


Test positivity rates are:

New Fairfield 4.9 percent

Newtown 6.4 percent

Danbury 8.1 percent

Bethel 9.2 percent

Brookfield 9.4 percent

Redding 9.9 percent

New Milford 11.2 percent

Ridgefield 11.9 percent


The rolling 7-day average test positivity rate across Connecticut yesterday was 8.15 percent. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time decreased by 40.  The inpatient total is 233.  The number COVID-associated deaths 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 8.68 percent, up less than 1 tenth of a percent from the week before. 

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