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Dept. Health updates Greater Danbury area COVID-19 data

COVID-19 cases reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health tripled in Brookfield, and nearly doubled in Ridgefield.  Rates held fairly steady in most other Greater Danbury area municipalities.  No data was reported this week from Redding. According to the report ending September 8th, there were 37 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 10, and Brookfield had 18.  There were 12 COVID cases in New Milford, 7 in New Fairfield, 13 in Newtown, while Ridgefield had 18. 


Most Greater Danbury area towns reported 100 to 200 COVID-19 tests to the state Department of Public Health over the last 7 days.  New Fairfield reported 58 and Danbury reported 456 tests, just 20 fewer than the week before.  Newtown last week reported over 500 test results, but only 175 this week.


Test positivity rates, not including at home tests are:

New Milford 3.8 percent

Newtown 6.9 percent

Danbury 8.8 percent

Ridgefield 8.9 percent

Bethel 9.6 percent

New Fairfield 10.5 percent

Brookfield 20 percent


New state data released Thursday shows a slight increase in COVID-19 positivity compared to last week.  The rolling 7-day average is 9.8 percent, compared to 8.97 percent the week before. There were 3,300 positive COVID cases reported to the state out of nearly 33,000 tests, 6,000 fewer tests than last week. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive for COVID-19 over the last 7 days increased by 4.  The inpatient total is 357, with 32-percent not fully vaccinated. The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 25 since last Thursday.


627 Bivalent boosters have been administered in Connecticut.  Those are the new Pfizer and Moderna shots that are meant to target the omicron subvariants currently circulating in the population as well as the original strain of COVID-19.

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