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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22/04/2022

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

Latest data from kl. 15.00 Friday 22 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 Friday 22 April 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

813,495

+4,828

All PCR / NAAT tests

13,973,865

+59,647

Test positivity (pos / all PCR / NAAT)

8.09%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

188

+27

* 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 over the past 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 188 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-certified COVID-19, 60 (31.91%) not fully vaccinated.

In the week beginning April 10, 2022, unvaccinated individuals had one 3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to individuals who have received an extra dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In the week beginning April 10, 2022, unvaccinated individuals had one 4x greater risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to individuals who received an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Data on COVID-19-related deaths are updated once a week every Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 10,826.

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”.

Provides 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 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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