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COVID-19 test positivity rates in Danbury area hold steady over past week

Most Greater Danbury area towns reported about 50 to 200 COVID-19 tests to the state Department of Public Health over the last 7 days with positivity of 5-point-6 to 14 percent.  New Milford and Newtown each reported about 200 tests and Danbury reported 584, about the same as last week.  At home tests are not reported. 

The test positivity rates are:

New Milford 5.6 percent

Ridgefield 9.26 percent

Danbury 9.7 percent

Bethel 11.5 percent

Newtown 11.8 percent

Brookfield 11.9 percent

New Fairfield  13.9 percent


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. 82.5 percent of samples were BA5, while 14.7 percent were identified as BA4. The rest sent for sequencing were identified as BA 2. 

The number of people in Connecticut receiving a new bivalent booster has has slowed since last week, but still on the rise.  More than 281,000 doses have been administered since last week.  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.