Alarm bells are sounding for some in Connecticut as the positive COVID-19 infection rate across the state crossed new dubious milestones as the battle with the virus continues.
In his latest update on Wednesday, May 11, Connecticut Gov. Lamont said that in the past seven days, there have been more than 71,000 COVID-19 administered, resulting in 9,311 laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus.
The average seven-day positive infection rate statewide now sits at 13.01 percent.
As recently as two weeks ago, the rate was holding steady at under 7 percent.
Fifty-five more COVID-19 patients were admitted to Connecticut hospitals, as the number being treated statewide hit 300 for the first time in months.
More than 10,800 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than two years ago.
Since the pandemic began, more than 14.2 million COVID-19 tests have been administered in Connecticut, resulting in a total of 839,206 confirmed cases.
The latest breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in Connecticut since the beginning of the pandemic, by county on May 11:
- Fairfield: 212,518 (2,725 deaths);
- New Haven: 203,793 (2,831);
- Hartford: 185,485 (3,144);
- New London: 57,604 (660);
- Litchfield: 33,166 (462);
- Middlesex: 29,644 (481);
- Windham: 26,461 (305);
- Tolland: 21,691 (274);
- Unknown: 2,347 (1).
A breakdown of which populations have received the most vaccines, by age group, according to the most recent update from the state Department of Public Health:
- 65+: >95 percent
- 55-64: >95 percent;
- 35-44: 94 percent;
- 45-54: 91 percent;
- 25-34: 90 percent;
- 16-17: 88 percent;
- 18-24: 85 percent;
- 12-15: 82 percent;
- 5-11: 49 percent.
A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.
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