More than three dozen new COVID-19 fatalities were reported in the past week in Connecticut as the number of newly reported infections continues dropping.
In the past week, Connecticut hospitals recorded 38 new virus-related deaths, bringing the total up to 8,667 statewide as of Thursday, Oct. 7, as the infection rate is back on the decline.
The daily positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested in Connecticut has been fluctuating in the past week, from around 3 percent, before settling under 2 percent, to 1.70 percent on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that on Oct. 6, there were 32,205 COVID-19 tests administered statewide, resulting in 548 new laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus.
The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals held steady at 230 after seeing that number fluctuate over the past week.
Of those hospitalized, approximately 75 percent are unvaccinated.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to be the dominant strain in Connecticut, now accounting for more than 96 percent of all new infections, officials noted.
Connecticut continues to be among the quickest in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, with 2,555,355 residents receiving at least one shot, while 2,362,510 have completed the vaccination process.
A breakdown of which populations have received the most vaccines, by age group on Oct. 7:
- 65+: >95 percent
- 55-64: 90 percent;
- 45-54: 82 percent;
- 35-44: 82 percent;
- 25-34: 74 percent;
- 18-24: 69 percent;
- 16-17: 79 percent;
- 12-15: 69 percent.
The latest breakdown of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, by county, according to the state Department of Health on Oct 7:
- Fairfield: 110,809 (11,022 per 100,000 residents);
- New Haven: 103,215 (12,075);
- Hartford: 96,073 (10,774);
- New London: 26,642 (10,046);
- Litchfield: 16,618 (9,215);
- Middlesex: 14,556 (8,961);
- Windham: 12,676 (10,854);
- Tolland: 11,029 (7,317).
A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
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