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CT COVID-19 Updates: 1.12% positivity rate reported on Friday, hospitalizations continue to decline

Find developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Connecticut as we work together to keep safe and healthy.
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May 14

1.12% positivity rate reported on Friday, hospitalizations continue to decline

Gov. Ned Lamont's office released Connecticut's latest COVID-19 statistics for Friday showing a continued decline in hospitalizations and a low positivity rate. 

Connecticut administered 32,583 tests and 365 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 1.12%. 

Hospitalizations dropped by 24 patients since Thursday bringing the current number of patients to 198. This is the lowest amount of patients being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital in months. 

There were five more COVID-19 related deaths reported Friday. The state death toll has reached 8,173 people. 

May 13

Positivity rate under 2%; hospitalizations lowest since last October

Connecticut reported it administered 29,973 tests and 471 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of about 1.57%. 

Gov. Lamont said during his press conference Thursday that hospitalizations are the lowest they have been since last October. There are now 222 patients being treated for the virus in the hospital. 

There were seven more COVID-19 related deaths reported Thursday. The state death toll has now reached 8,168 

Connecticut reported 1,618,266 residents have been fully vaccinated. Gov. Lamont also added that starting next week all of the state's COVID-19 mandates will be lifted. This will happen on May 19. 

Beginning on June 1, the executive branch customer-facing officers will be fully reopened. Then on July 1, the pre-COVID teleworking model will return and at least 50% of employees will back in the office. 

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CT adolescents 12-15 can now get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 

Following the announcement that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the FDA for children 12-15, clinics are beginning in the state to help get them vaccinated. 

The Old Saybrook drive-through clinic has released a new registration system for children. It can be found here. Each child vaccinated will also receive an ice cream! 

Community Health Center also is opening COVID-19 vaccinations to children beginning today. 

The clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT 06108
  • Lord & Taylor Parking Lot, 110 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905
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  • Wesleyan University (Parking lot V), 75 Vine Street, Middletown, CT 06457

May 12

Positivity rate declines to almost below 1%, hospitalizations fall 

Connecticut reported it administered 17,891 tests for Wednesday. There 187 tests that came back, yielding a positivity rate of 1.05%. 

Current hospitalizations declined for the third straight day. Wednesday saw a 28 patient decline bringing the total number to 243. 

There were five more COVID-19 related deaths reported Wednesday. The state death toll has now reached 8,161 people. 

For the full state report, click here

May 11

Positivity rate rises to 2.77%, hospitalizations decline

Governor Ned Lamont's office released the most recent COVID-19 statistics for the state Tuesday, showing a slight uptick in positivity rate and a continued decline of COVID-19 related hospitalizations. 

Connecticut reported it administered 14,754 tests and 409 came back positive, yielding a positivity rate of 2.77%. 

COVID-19 related hospitalizations declined by nine patients since the weekend, bringing the total number to 271. 

There were two COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday. The state death toll has now reached 8,156 people. 

Griffin Health to Host Vaccination Celebration on the New Haven Green May 12 & 13

Griffin Health will host a free, walk-up community COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, May 12 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday, May 13 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.on the New Haven Green.

Vernon holding walkup vaccination clinics

The Town of Vernon will be hosting two "you choose" walk-up vaccination clinics this week, including one today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Vernon town hall located at 14 Park Place. 

People will be able to choose which of the three available COVID-19 vaccines they would like to receive.

The second is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Red Roof Inn, 425 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.

For an always-updated list of Vernon Regional Vaccination Program clinics please visit www.vernon-ct.gov

May 10

Hospitalizations fall to lowest of number patients of months

Connecticut reported on Monday that it administered 58,524 tests over the weekend and 827 came back positive. The positivity rate from over the weekend was 1.41%. 

Gov. Ned Lamont said that COVID-19 hospitalizations fell to the lowest number of patients in a seven-month span. As of Monday, there are 280 patients in the hospital being treated for the virus. 

There were 17 COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend. The state death toll has reached 8,154 people. 

About 71% of state residents 18-years or older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In total, there are 1,563,845 residents who have been fully vaccinated. 

The Shubert Theatre to be site for Vaccination Walk-Up Clinic

The Shubert Theatre will serve as a Vaccination Walk-Up Clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 and 13 from 10:00am–4:00pm. Connecticut’s COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Teams are on the road and coming to New Haven to provide no-cost, walk-up vaccinations to people 18 years of age and older. The highly visible yellow Mobile Vaccination SUVs, provided by the CT Department of Public Health and run by Griffin Health, can administer 100-125 shots per day in a six-hour window of time. The shots are available without appointment. It is not necessary to have health insurance or a state-issued ID: all are welcome and no one will be turned away for lack of insurance or ID.

May 9

After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

A court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has placed additional pressure on the federal and state governments to deliver tens of billions of dollars in promised rental aid. A U.S. district court on Wednesday found that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when it imposed the moratorium. The ban remains in place during an appeal from the Justice Department. Housing advocates say that without the moratorium the only thing standing between tenants and eviction is the more than $50 billion in aid the federal government has promised. But they say very little of the aid has been received and may not arrive in time to prevent future evictions.


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