Influenza and other Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic/(COVID-19 Updates)

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

NEW REPORTING SCHEDULE: The State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 metric report is now issued five times per week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued each Monday contains combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Therefore there will not be updates over the weekend. 

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 47,893 + 143
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,396 + 7
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 66 + 0
Patients Tested for COVID-19 627,986 + 14,417

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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                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        305                    +1                     16

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             67                    +2                     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:


Influenza and other Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients. Ensuring immunization services are maintained or reinitiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks and reducing the burden of respiratory illness during the upcoming influenza season.

The following federal resources from the CDC can help guide vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Local Plans are in the Works for Flu Clinics

The WWHD is in the planning phase for this year’s seasonal influenza clinics.  In fact, we are receiving many early inquires, signaling that there may be an increased demand this year for flu vaccinations.  This interest is great news since routine vaccinations are an essential preventive care service for children, adolescents, and adults (including pregnant women) that should not be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. WWHD staff is hard at work determining the logistics, dates, and times for the flu vaccination clinics and hope to announce the plan shortly.  The dates will likely begin in September.  We will update the public as soon as possible.  WWHD staff looks forward to promoting this preventive health initiative and will work with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health to increase public awareness about the importance of the annual flu vaccine.

Because there is the potential for asymptomatic transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 in all settings, the WWHD understands the importance of applying infection prevention practices while providing vaccinations. Such prevention practices include physical distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene, surface decontamination, and source control while in a healthcare facility. These considerations are a part of our seasonal influenza clinic planning to ensure the safety of everyone getting vaccinations.

Stay tuned for more information!