Clarifying the Travel Advisory/(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 the virus that causes COVID-19 disease 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 47,750 + 114
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,389 + 9
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 66 1
Patients Tested for COVID-19 613,569 + 114,453

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        304                    +2                     16

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             65                   +1                      3

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:


Clarifying the Travel Advisory

The WWHD has received a number of calls from residents asking about Governor Lamont’s travel advisory. There seems to be confusion about the testing option versus the 14 day quarantine.  The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health recently clarified the intention of the testing option, so we thought it would be helpful to relay the information so that people can plan accordingly.  Per the State Department of Public Health, self-quarantine is the primary intention of the travel advisory.  If you return to Connecticut following a trip or vacation to one of the identified states with a high infection rate, you should self-quarantine upon return for 14 days.  Visitors, vacationers, or those staying with friends or family in Connecticut, are also expected to follow this directive if they are arriving from one of the 22 restricted states.   The testing option alternative is intended for those travelers who, due to an extenuating circumstance, cannot quarantine for 14 days when arriving in Connecticut.  An example of this would be someone coming to Connecticut to attend a funeral.  The intent of the testing option is to be a last resort used when quarantining is not possible.

Only travelers who are unable to quarantine for the required 14-day period should consider a testing alternative. Those travelers should have a negative test for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to arriving in Connecticut. If a test was obtained in the 72 hours prior to travel but the result is still pending at the time of arrival in Connecticut, travelers should remain in quarantine in Connecticut until the test result is received. If the test result is positive and the traveler is asymptomatic, the traveler should self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 prior to traveling to Connecticut should delay such travel and consult with a medical professional.

The travel advisory applies to international travelers and to students arriving in Connecticut for college.  Colleges and universities will likely be informing their students about this directive.