Changing Times & COVID-19 Updates

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases   34,855 +     522
COVID-19 Associated Deaths     3,125 +       84
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19     1,155       31
Patients Tested for COVID-19 142,943 +  4,122

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association

Source: Department of Public Health 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State         266                      + 3

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State              63                      + 0

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link:


Changing Times

The COVID-19 situation in Connecticut continues to be a fluid one.  Yesterday, Governor Lamont announced a change in leadership at the State level with the removal of the Department of Public Health’s Commissioner of Health.  Today, it was announced that the State of Connecticut has contracted with a private firm, the Boston Consulting Group, to aid in the planning process for reopening of Connecticut’s economy.  Given the evolving situation, the WWHD expects that guidelines and recommendations will continue to be drafted and amended over the next week.  As new data, resources, and guidelines are released by the State of Connecticut, please be assured that the WWHD will continue to provide updates and work closely with our restaurants, barbershops, hair salons, and other places of business looking to open on May 20th.

We anticipate that many residents will also have questions regarding news reports about children in Connecticut who have been diagnosed with Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS). PIMS is a very rare health condition seen in children who have been infected with novel coronavirus, recovered from it and later have an immune response that results in significant levels of inflammation in organ systems and symptoms. PIMS is similar to other inflammatory conditions like Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. The State of Connecticut Department of Public health has noted that officials are in the early days of learning more about this illness and that they are working with the CDC to collect information and determine the roll of COVID-19 in the five suspected cases.  The WWHD is monitoring the situation closely and will post updates.