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Conn. updates COVID-19 data for Greater Danbury area

The number of COVID-19 cases reported by most municipalities in the Greater Danbury are to the Connecticut Department of Public Health held fairly steady this week compared to last.  Ridgefield was cut in half from 11 to 5, Newtown increased by a third to 21 and Redding didn't report any cases this 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 October 13th, there were 51 cases in Danbury, Bethel reported 16, and Brookfield had 14.  There were 14 COVID cases in New Milford, 8 in New Fairfield, 21 in Newtown, 0 in Redding while Ridgefield had 5. 


New state data released Thursday shows a slight increase in COVID-19 positivity compared to last week.  The rolling 7-day average is 10.1 percent, 6 tenths of a percent higher than the week before. There were 3200 positive COVID cases reported to the state out of nearly 31,000 tests, about 5,000 fewer than last week. The number of people in Connecticut hospitals testing positive for COVID-19 over the last 7 days increased by 17.  The inpatient total is 405, with 36-percent not fully vaccinated. The number COVID-associated deaths in Connecticut has grown by 17 since last Thursday.