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Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing and Vaccine Administration in CT

Report by Paula Antolini, March 23, 12:24PM EDT

(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 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 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 SummaryTotalChange Since Friday
COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)299,667+2,976
COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)7,399,806+82,870
Daily Test Positivity3.59%
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19389-13
COVID-19 Associated Deaths7,841+9

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:

DoseTotal Administered
First doses administered1,042,185*
Fully vaccinated584,155*
Total doses administered1,587,762*

*NOTE: A total of 38,578 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in each category

So far, 53 percent of Connecticut’s population over the age of 45 has received at least one dose, including:

  • 79 percent of those over the age of 75;
  • 76 percent of those between 65 and 74;
  • 53 percent of those between 55 to 64; and
  • 22 percent of those between 45 to 54.

In total, 36 percent of all adults in Connecticut over the age of 16 have received at least one dose.

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.

Eligibility is on track to expand to the final group of adults – all individuals between the ages of 16 to 44 – on April 5, 2021.

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

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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