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

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

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21/04/2022

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

Latest data from kl. 15.00 Thursday 21 April 2022

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the state of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates from 6 p.m. 15:00 Thursday, April 21, 2022:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is an overview of recently reported data on COVID-19 in Connecticut from the last 7 days.

Overall summary

Accumulated
(excluding hospital count)

Last 7 days *

Positive PCR / NAAT tests

812,283

+4,547

All PCR / NAAT tests

13,959,757

+59,858

Test positivity (pos / all PCR / NAAT)

7.6%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

176

+37

COVID-19 associated deaths

10,826

+17

* This column lists all PCR / NAAT tests by sample collection date from the last 7 days. Test positivity is calculated as a rolling 7-day test positivity after sample collection date; all positive molecular (PCR / NAAT) test results are divided by all molecular (PCR / NAAT) test results (positive and negative) for the last 7 days and multiplied by 100 to reach a percentage. Admissions during the last 7 days indicate the change in the number of patients admitted with COVID-19 during the period in question. Deaths within the last 7 days indicate the number of new COVID-19 related deaths reported; deaths are reported once a week.

As of April 4, 2022, negative fast antigen and fast PCR test results for SARS-CoV-2 are no longer required to be reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Negative test results from laboratory-based molecular (PCR / NAAT) results still need to be reported, as do all positive test results from both molecular (PCR / NAAT) and antigen tests. Both positive molecular (PCR / NAAT) and antigen tests will continue to be used to determine case status.

Of 176 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-certified COVID-19, 58 (32.95%) have not been fully vaccinated.

Compared to being vaccinated, being unvaccinated currently has the following relative risk:

  • 3 times higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19
  • 4 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19
  • 3 times higher risk of being admitted with COVID-19

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

Data updates on breakthrough cases in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that per. As of April 20, 2022, a total of 188,351 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated individuals in Connecticut have been identified. These cases account for 6.97% of the 2.7 million people in the state who are fully vaccinated.

For more data on breakthrough cases in Connecticut, see pages 6 to 10 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data were reported to the CT WiZ Immunization Information System per April 19, 2022.

Total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19:

Dosage

Total managed

At least one dose

3,036,214

Fully vaccinated

2,723,731

Additional dose 1

1,502,563

Additional dose 2

101,296

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

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

All residents of Connecticut over the age of 5 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To find 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 today:

Variants of concern

  • Delta: 16,283 cases
  • Omicron: 11,598 cases

Variants are monitored

  • Alpha: 2,525 cases
  • Beta: 23 cases
  • Gamma: 137 cases
  • Epsilon: 60 cases
  • Zeta: 1 sag
  • 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 11 and 12 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Weekly update of the National Board of Health’s COVID-19 alarm card: 108 of 169 municipalities in red zone emergency level

The Connecticut Department of Public Health published its weekly magazine today COVID-19 warning cardindicating that 108 municipalities are currently in the red zone contingency level, the highest of the state’s four contingency levels.

The color-coded zones include:

  • Red: Indicates cases over the last two weeks of more than 15 per. 100,000 inhabitants
  • orange: Indicates case rates between 10 and 14 cases per. 100,000 inhabitants
  • Yellow: Indicates case rates between 5 and 9 per. 100,000 inhabitants
  • Gray: Indicates cases lower than five per. 100,000 inhabitants

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

That COVID-19 warning card updated every Thursday afternoon and can be found on the Data Tracker page of the state’s coronavirus website at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Provides information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the state of Connecticut about COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to SMS alerts from the state by sending an SMS with 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 outside the state or requiring a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by calling 1-800-203-1234. This is intended for use by people who are not experiencing symptoms but who may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to contact their doctor.

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