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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18/03/2022

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

Latest data from kl. 15.00 Friday 18 March 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, March 18, 2022:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is an overview of the daily recently reported data on cases and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these recently reported updates include data that has occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report is preliminary and data for past dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors corrected.

Overall summary

Total

Change since yesterday

COVID-19 cases (confirmed and probable)

731,868

+336

COVID-19 tests reported (molecular and antigen)

15,369,814

+12,309

Daily test positivity

2.73%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

92

-8

Of 92 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-certified COVID-19, 37 (40.2%) not fully vaccinated.

In the week beginning March 6, 2022, unvaccinated individuals had one 3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to individuals who received an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

In the week beginning March 6, 2022, unvaccinated individuals had one 16 times 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 10,677.

County-by-county division of current COVID-19 admissions:

Amt

Current COVID-19 admissions

Fairfield County

33

Hartford County

25

Litchfield County

0

Middlesex County

4

New Haven County

22

New London County

6

Tolland Amt

2

Windham County

0

Total

92

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 each city and town in Connecticut, 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 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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