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

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

Latest data as of Thursday 26 May 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, May 26, 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

(except hospital count)

Past 7 days

Positive PCR/NAAT tests



All PCR/NAAT tests



Test positivity (pos/all PCR/NAAT)


Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19



COVID-19 related deaths



To read the full report—which includes a series of interactive graphs and charts that provide additional data on metrics related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, community, county, and other information—visit and click on the link labeled “Data Tracker”.

Data updates on landmark cases in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that as of May 25, 2022, a total of 224,442 cases of COVID-19 have been identified among fully vaccinated people in Connecticut. These cases account for 8.24% 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 as of May 24th, 2022.

Total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19:


Overall managed

At least one dose


Fully vaccinated


additional dose 1


extra dose 2


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

  • >95% of those over 65 years old
  • >95% of 55-64 year olds
  • 91% of 45-54 year olds
  • 94% of 35-44 year olds
  • 90% of those between 25-34
  • 85% of those between 18-24
  • 88% of 16-17 year olds
  • 82% of those between 12-15
  • 49% of those between 5-11

All Connecticut residents over the age of 5 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To find a vaccination clinic, visit

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: 16,287 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.

Updates on the impact of COVID-19 in care homes are now published weekly on a new data portal

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has launched a new data portal featuring statistics on the impact of COVID-19 at every nursing home in Connecticut. With immediate effect, this data portal will replace the PDF documents that contained this data, which were previously published regularly. The data portal is updated weekly, every Thursday afternoon.

To access the data portal COVID-19 in nursing homes, click here.

Weekly update of the Department of Health’s COVID-19 alert map: 159 of 169 communities in red zone alert.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly newspaper today COVID-19 alert cardindicating that 159 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 on the data tracker page of the state’s coronavirus website at

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 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.

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