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COVID-19: First CT Case Exactly One Year Ago; Here's How Many There Have Been Since

There have been more than 250,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Connecticut since the pandemic began. There have been more than 250,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Connecticut since the pandemic began.
There have been more than 250,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Connecticut since the pandemic began. Photo Credit: Pixabay
This chart shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported to CT DPH by day of first positive specimen collection or onset of illness. This chart shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported to CT DPH by day of first positive specimen collection or onset of illness.
This chart shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported to CT DPH by day of first positive specimen collection or onset of illness. Photo Credit: ct.gov
This chart shows the number of patients hospitalized in Connecticut with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 by day. These data are collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association, beginning on March 28, 2020. This chart shows the number of patients hospitalized in Connecticut with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 by day. These data are collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association, beginning on March 28, 2020.
This chart shows the number of patients hospitalized in Connecticut with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 by day. These data are collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association, beginning on March 28, 2020. Photo Credit: ct.gov
This map shows the distribution of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests since the beginning of the pandemic. Darker colors indicate towns with more cases. This map shows the distribution of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests since the beginning of the pandemic. Darker colors indicate towns with more cases.
This map shows the distribution of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests since the beginning of the pandemic. Darker colors indicate towns with more cases. Photo Credit: ct.gov
This map shows the average daily rate of new cases of COVID-19 by town during the past two weeks. Only cases among persons living in community settings are included in this map; This map shows the average daily rate of new cases of COVID-19 by town during the past two weeks. Only cases among persons living in community settings are included in this map;
This map shows the average daily rate of new cases of COVID-19 by town during the past two weeks. Only cases among persons living in community settings are included in this map; Photo Credit: ct.gov

It has been one year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Connecticut, changing the state, and country, forever.

On March 8, 2020, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced the first laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Wilton man who was treated at Danbury Hospital.

Following the first case, what some thought was going to be a quick blip in history turned into a yearlong battle that has left thousands dead and even more with potentially permanent medical concerns.

A year later, there have now been COVID-19 cases reported in 285,330 Connecticut residents, including 265,709 laboratory-confirmed and 19,621 probable cases.

There are still 428 COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals, and there have been 7,704 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

As of Monday, March 8, a breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases by county:

  • Fairfield County: 81,783;
  • New Haven: 72,947;
  • Hartford: 71,020;
  • New London: 19,445;
  • Litchfield: 11,293;
  • Middlesex: 10,594;
  • Windham: 9,294;
  • Tolland: 7,294;
  • Unknown: 982.

More specific data, by community, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.

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