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

The town of Bethel cut the number of COVID-19 cases reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health by a third this week compared to last.  Rates declined slightly in all other Greater Danbury area municipalities while the City of Danbury reported about the same number of cases over the last 7 days as the previous week. 


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 September 29th, there were 65 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 14, and Brookfield had 18.  There were 13 COVID cases in New Milford, 6 in New Fairfield, 16 in Newtown, 5 in Redding while Ridgefield had 11. 


Most Greater Danbury area towns reported about 60 to 160 COVID-19 tests to the state Department of Public Health over the last 7 days with positivity of 3  to 12 percent.  Redding reported just 58 tests while Danbury reported 564, about the same as the week before.  Newtown, which for several weeks reported about 600, is back up at that number after reporting just 280 tests last week.  At home tests are not reported. 

The rates are:

Newtown 2.8 percent

New Fairfield  4.4 percent

New Milford 5.2 percent

Bethel 9 percent

Ridgefield 9.15 percent

Danbury 10 percent

Redding 10.3 percent

Brookfield 12 percent


New state data released Thursday shows a slight decrease in COVID-19 positivity compared to last week.  The rolling 7-day average is 9.24 percent, .2 percent lower than the week before. There were 3500 positive COVID cases reported to the state out of nearly 38,000 tests, slightly less than last week. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive for COVID-19 over the last 7 days decreased by 17.  The inpatient total is 383, with 35.5 percent not fully vaccinated. The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 22 since last Thursday.  The BA5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 continues to make up the majority of the cases sent for genomic sequencing in Connecticut, according to the latest report. 81.4 percent of samples were BA5, while 15.1   percent were identified as BA4.  The rest sent for sequencing were identified as BA 2.

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