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COVID-19: CT Sees New Rise In Virus Transmissions; Latest Case Breakdown By County, Community

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
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

In advance of Thanksgiving weekend, Connecticut saw its daily COVID-19 positivity rate spike up near 5 percent as friends and families get ready to celebrate at mass gatherings.

In the latest update from the State Department of Health, Connecticut administered 16,255 COVID-19 tests, which resulted in 754 laboratory-confirmed cases for a 4.64 percent positivity rate of those tested.

The state has been averaging more than 700 new daily COVID-19 cases over the past week-and-a-half, representing an increase of more than 100 percent over the previous two weeks.

According to the Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in Connecticut hospitals also continues to be on the rise, with 14 more being admitted to bring the total to 282 statewide, the most in more than a month.

A breakdown of which populations have received the most vaccines, by age group in Connecticut:

  • 65+: >95 percent
  • 55-64: 93 percent;
  • 45-54: 84 percent;
  • 35-44: 85 percent;
  • 25-34: 78 percent;
  • 18-24: 72 percent;
  • 16-17: 81 percent;
  • 12-15: 72 percent;
  • 5-11: 13 percent.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Connecticut has administered more than 12.25 million COVID-19 tests that have resulted in 415,732 positive cases.

The latest breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Connecticut since the beginning of the pandemic, by county:

  • Fairfield: 114,991 (12,190 per 100,000 residents);
  • New Haven: 108,762 (12,724);
  • Hartford: 101,728 (11,408);
  • New London: 29,135 (10,986);
  • Litchfield: 18,067 (10,019);
  • Middlesex: 15,491 (9,537);
  • Windham: 14,338 (12,278);
  • Tolland: 11,820 (7,842).

A complete list of cases, by communities, can be found here by clicking and scrolling down.

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