COVID-19 cases reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health nearly doubled in Newtown compared to last week. Rates held fairly steady in most Greater Danbury area municipalities over the last 7 days. According to the report ending August 25th, there were 44 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 13, Brookfield had 14 and New Fairfield 8. There were 18 COVID cases in New Milford, 23 in Newtown, 7 in Redding while Ridgefield had 11.
Most Greater Danbury area towns reported 150 to 200 COVID-19 tests to the state Department of Public Health over the last 7 days. There were just 56 reported in Redding, and 84 in New Fairfield while Danbury reported 487 tests. Most towns had 9 to 11-percent test positivity, but Redding's rate over the last 7 days was 16-percent positive.
The rolling 7-day state test positivity average increased slightly from last week to 10.6 percent, from 9.88. There were slightly more tests done than last week. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive for COVID-19 over the last 7 days increased by 23. The inpatient total is 352. The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 15 since last Thursday.