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COVID-19 case rates vary across Greater Danbury area

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has updated case rates for Greater Danbury area municipalities over the last 7 days. 

According to the report ending August 11th, there were 52 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 20, Brookfield had 8 and New Fairfield 13. There were 13 COVID cases in New Milford, 15 in Newtown, Redding reported 6 cases while Ridgefield had 17. 


COVID-19 cases reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health dropped by half in Brookfield but doubled in Bethel and New Fairfield compared to last week. Rates held steady in New Milford, Newtown and Redding.


The Connecticut Department of Public Health has updated test positivity rates for Greater Danbury area municipalities over the last 7 days.  At home tests are not reported. 

The rates are:

New Milford 4.2 percent

Newtown 5.6 percent

Brookfield 7.1 percent

Redding 10 percent

Danbury 10.5 percent

New Fairfield 11.5 percent

Ridgefield 11.9 percent

Bethel 13.1 percent

The Griffin Health Vaccination Van will return to New Fairfield on Saturday at the New Fairfield High School Cafeteria.  The Van will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all age groups, starting at 6 months of age. The clinic is from 10am to 4pm. The CDC recommends that everyone over 6 months get a the primary series of vaccinations, and boosters, if eligible.  The CDC also recommends vaccinations and boosters even for those who have had COVID.


The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 34 since last Thursday.  The state is also reporting a cumulative breakthrough rate of infections among the more than 2.7 million people who are fully vaccinated of 9.63 percent. 


New state data released Thursday shows a slight increase in COVID-19 positivity compared to last week.   The rolling 7-day average positivity rate was just over 12-percent. There were 4,800 positive COVID cases reported to the state out of about 40,000 tests. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive during that time decreased by 27.  The inpatient total is 325.

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