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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

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03/29/2021

Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Latest Data as of 5:00PM on Monday, March 29, 2021

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

Overall Summary

Total

Change Since Friday

COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)

308,439

+3,229

COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)

7,643,087

+91,407

Daily Test Positivity

3.53{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3}

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

498

+42

COVID-19 Associated Deaths

7,883

+18

County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:

County

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County

134

Hartford County

108

Litchfield County

14

Middlesex County

11

New Haven County

211

New London County

16

Tolland County

2

Windham County

2

Total

498

For a series of interactive graphs and maps that provide additional data, including metrics related to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as data broken down by every town and city in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “Data Tracker.”

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:

Dose

Total Administered

First dose administered

1,189,197*

Fully vaccinated

684,200*

Total doses administered

1,828,260*

*NOTE: A total of 45,137 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in each category

This week, the state anticipates receiving about 240,000 first doses from the federal government.

So far, 41{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of all adults over the age of 16 in Connecticut have received at least one dose, including:

  • 80{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of people over the age of 65
  • 61{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of people between the ages of 55-64
  • 38{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of people between the ages of 45-54

Those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Connecticut include:

  • All individuals over the age of 45;
  • Healthcare personnel;
  • Medical first responders;
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities;
  • Residents and staff of select congregate settings; and
  • PreK-12 school staff and professional childcare providers.

Connecticut’s vaccination program will open to the final group of adults – all individuals between the ages of 16 and 44 – on Thursday, April 1. Individuals within that age group will be eligible to schedule appointments starting on that date.

Information on Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program is available at ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Connecticut receives first FEMA mobile vaccination unit in the nation, launched today in Bridgeport

Connecticut is the first state in the nation to receive one of FEMA’s newly created mobile vaccination units, which will help the state in its ongoing efforts to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to people who live within socially vulnerable neighborhoods. The unit consists of two trailers and will be on loan to the state for the next 60 days. It made its national debut today at a pop-up clinic that was held in the parking lot of the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

“The partnership with FEMA and the federal government has been exceptional, providing support to our state during this critical time as we continue to move as fast as possible to vaccinate as many residents as we can,” Governor Lamont said. “This first-in-the-nation mobile vaccination unit is a vital tool in our toolbox to reach communities across Connecticut which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to take every step possible, working with our network of vaccine providers, and with the support of our Congressional delegation to ensure our distribution is equitable and touching every corner of our state.”

Over the next two months, the Lamont administration will deploy the unit to 17 targeted communities that were selected based on the CDC’s social vulnerability index. They include:

  • Bridgeport
  • Danbury
  • East Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Killingly
  • Meriden
  • Middletown
  • New Britain
  • New Haven
  • New London
  • North Canaan
  • Norwalk
  • Norwich
  • Stamford
  • Waterbury
  • Windham
  • Winsted

Municipal and community partners in these locations are coordinating outreach to high-risk and vulnerable residents to make them aware of the mobile vaccination unit and are assisting with appointment scheduling.

Medical staffing for the unit will be provided by UConn Health, Griffin Health, Hartford HealthCare, and Trinity health of New England. The sites will also be supported for non-clinical staffing by the Connecticut National Guard and municipal partners.

The unit is expected to handle a minimum of 250 people per day. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be used to enhance efficiency and maximize the number of doses administered through the team.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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