Report by Paula Antolini, July 8, 2021, 6:37PM EDT
Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts
Latest Data as of 3:00PM on Thursday, July 8, 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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 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 Yesterday|
|COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)||349,798||+55|
|COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)||9,656,002||+10,553|
|Daily Test Positivity||—||0.52%|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||26||-6|
|COVID-19 Associated Deaths||8,279||+1|
County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:
|County||Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations|
|New Haven County||8|
|New London County||0|
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 vaccines administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:
|First dose administered||2,280,433|
As of today, Connecticut residents who have received at least one dose by age group includes:
- 95% of those over the age of 65
- 85% of those between 55-64
- 74% of those between 45-54
- 71% of those between 35-44
- 62% of those between 25-34
- 58% of those between 18-24
- 65% of those between 16-17
- 48% of those between 12-15
All Connecticut residents over the age of 12 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To locate a vaccination clinic, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.
Data updates on variants in Connecticut
The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents as of today:
Variants of concern
- B.1.1.7 (Alpha): 3,309 cases
- B.1.351 (Beta): 40 cases
- P.1 (Gamma): 169 cases
- B.1.617.2 (Delta): 51 cases
Variants of interest
- B.1.427/B.1.429 (Epsilon): 68 cases
- B.1.525 (Eta): 21 cases
- B.1.526 (Iota): 1,797 cases
- B.1.617.1 (Kappa): 2 cases
- B.1.617.3: 0 cases
- P.2 (Zeta): 9 cases
Substitutions of Therapeutic Concern
- E484K: 1,080 cases
- L452R: 552 cases
For more information on variants, see page 7 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.
Weekly update on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes and assisted living facilities
The following documents contain the weekly data regarding each of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut that have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among their residents. The data is presented as it was reported to the state by each of the facilities.
|**Download: Report from July 8, 2021 on COVID-19 in Connecticut nursing homes|
**Download: Report from July 8, 2021 on COVID-19 in Connecticut assisted living facilities
Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: No municipalities in red zone alert level
The Connecticut Department of Public Health today released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that no municipalities in the state are currently in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.
The color-coded zones include:
- Red: Indicates case rates over the last two weeks of greater than 15 per 100,000 population
- Orange: Indicates case rates between 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population
- Yellow: Indicates case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population
- Gray: Indicates case rates lower than five per 100,000 population
The weekly alert map is also accompanied by a chart that provides guidance on recommended actions based on the alert levels for individual residents; institutions such as schools, houses of worship, and community organizations; and municipal leaders and local health directors.
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.