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COVID-19 test positivity holds fairly steady in Danbury area

Most Greater Danbury area towns reported about 50 to 250 COVID-19 tests to the state Department of Public Health over the last 7 days with positivity of 4.7 to 20 percent.  New Milford and Newtown each reported about 200 tests and Danbury reported 622, about the same as last week.  At home tests are not reported. 

The test positivity rates are:

Danbury 4.7 percent (622 tests)

New Fairfield  6.4 percent (96 tests)

Brookfield 7.3 percent (137 tests)

New Milford 8.2 percent (173 tests)

Newtown 8.9 percent (246 tests)

Bethel 10.8 percent (160 tests)

Ridgefield 20 percent (134 tests)

Redding (53 tests)


The number of people in Connecticut receiving a new Bivalent booster has has slowed since last week, but still on the rise.  More than  346,000 doses have been administered to date, up from about 281,000 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.