Contract Tracing Scam Warning/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 39,640 +     432
COVID-19 Associated Deaths   3,637 +       55
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19      740       76
Patients Tested for COVID-19 202,328 +  5,881

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        279                     + 6

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             61                     + 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:


Contact Tracing Scam Warning!

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitoring their symptoms daily.

The Health District conducts contact trace for many communicable diseases, including COVID19, using our own staff. They work with an infected person to get the names and phone numbers for everyone that infected person came in close contact with while the possibly infectious.  People who had contact with someone infected with COVID-19 usually get a direct phone call from a member of the Westport Weston Health District’s Community Health staff.  Community Health staff who call will not ask for personal information, like a Social Security number, for money, information on your bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer. Hang up!

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning regarding contact tracing scams.  As mentioned in previous posts, health departments across the state are doing contact tracing on individuals infected with COVID-19 and those suspected to have been exposed to the virus.  Contact tracing plays a vital role in helping to stop the spread.  Unfortunately, scammers, pretending to be contact tracers, are taking advantage of the situation.

Learn more about how you can protect yourself from this scam: