Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus

press releases

06/23/2022

Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus

Latest data as of Thursday 23 June 2022 15:00

(HARTFORD, CT) — As the state of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates on Thursday, June 23, 2022 as of 3:00 p.m known:

Connecticut testing data updates

The following is a summary of newly reported COVID-19 data in Connecticut over the past 7 days.

general overview

Cumulative
(except hospital count)

Past 7 days

Positive PCR/NAAT tests

893,277

3.411

All PCR/NAAT tests

14,729,240

41,852

Test positivity (pos/all PCR/NAAT)

8.15%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

233

-40

COVID-19 related deaths

11,034

+19

To read the full daily data report, visit data.ct.gov/coronavirus and click the “Daily Data Report” button. This site also contains several other data reports, including on immunization, schools, foster homes, child care, community attitudes, and economic impact.

Connecticut’s COVID-19 data report will transition to a weekly release every Thursday starting next week

The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 data report schedule will transition to a formal weekly release on Thursdays beginning the week of June 27, 2022. The decision to switch to weekly reporting comes as public health officials have a long-term focus on monitoring to understand the impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut and making recommendations to protect the health of state residents. This change will reflect plans for future long-term reporting of COVID-19 data.

The final formal report of the day will be published on Friday 24 June 2022. The first weekly report will be published on Thursday 30 June 2022. Data on cases, tests, hospitalizations and deaths will continue to be available daily at data.ct.gov/coronavirus and is updated to reflect changes over the past seven days at the state, county, and city levels.

Data updates on landmark cases in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that as of June 22, 2022, a total of 237,644 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in fully vaccinated people in Connecticut. These cases account for 8.68% of the 2.7 million people in the state who are fully vaccinated.

For more data on Connecticut breakthrough cases, see pages 6 and 7 of this week’s Expanded COVID-19 Data Report.

Vaccine administration data updates in Connecticut

The following data was reported to the vaccination information system CT WiZ on June 21, 2022.

Total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19:

dose

Overall managed

At least one dose

3,040,092

Fully vaccinated

2,750,821

additional dose 1

1,566,793

extra dose 2

284,604

Percent of people with at least one dose by age group:

  • >95% of those over 65 years old
  • >95% of 55-64 year olds
  • 93% of 45-54 year olds
  • 91% of 35-44 year olds
  • 88% of those between 25-34
  • 85% of those between 15-24
  • 72% of those between 10-14
  • 48% of those between 5-9

To find a vaccination clinic in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Data updates on Connecticut variants

The following data includes the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants identified among Connecticut residents to date:

Worrying Variants

Variants are monitored

  • alpha: 2,525 cases
  • beta: 23 cases
  • gamma: 137 cases
  • delta: 16,288 cases
  • epsilon: 60 cases
  • zeta: 1st case
  • eta: 10 cases
  • iota: 718 cases
  • Kappa: 2 cases
  • B.1.617.3: 0 cases
  • mu: 84 cases

For more information on variants, see pages 8 and 9 of this week’s Extended COVID-19 Data Report.

Weekly Update of Department of Health COVID-19 Alert Map: 98 of 169 communities in Red Zone Alert.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly newspaper today COVID-19 alert cardindicating that 98 communities are currently on red zone alert, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.

Color-coded zones include:

  • Red: Shows case rates greater than 15 per 100,000 population in the last two weeks
  • orange: Indicates case rates between 10 and 14 cases per 100,000 population
  • Yellow: Indicates fall rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population
  • Gray: Reports fall rates of less than five per 100,000 population

The weekly alert card is also accompanied by a chart that provides recommendations for recommended actions based on alert levels for individual residents; institutions such as schools, places of worship and community organizations; and community leaders and local health directors.

That COVID-19 alert card is updated every Thursday afternoon and can be found in the daily data report at data.ct.gov/coronavirus.

Providing Information to Connecticut Residents

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

People with general questions not answered on the site can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and supports multiple languages. Anyone located out of state or who needs a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is for people who don’t have symptoms but may have general questions about COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to contact their doctor.

Twitter: @GovNedLamont

Facebook: Office of Governor Ned Lamont


Leave a Comment