Sunny Hot Day With Little Rain Means Very Dry Conditions/(COVID-19 Daily 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 45,899 + 117
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,277 + 14
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 138 2
Patients Tested for COVID-19 401,986 + 6,396

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

                                                                                                        Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday        Cases

Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        289                    +3                     15

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


Sunny Hot Day With Little Rain Means Very Dry Conditions

Connecticut is starting to experience abnormally dry conditions.  Dryness is expected to worsen over the next week.  There is a local Interagency Drought Work group that has been meeting regularly to discuss the lack of rainfall and any actions that might become necessary if the drought continues.  The WWHD will update the community as time goes on and conditions continue to be monitored.

Droughts can affect both homes on the public water supply and those with private wells. As the water table drops because of the lack of rainfall, public water supply reservoirs start to dry up and the water level in private wells goes down. In both situations, the water available for use is reduced. If the drought continues long enough, both can go completely dry. Please plan to conserve water and follow state or local conservation guidelines if issued.

The best way to prepare for a drought is to conserve water. Make conserving water a part of your daily life.  For simple tips on how to save water both inside and outside of your home, visit:

What can you do to conserve water?

  • Cut back on unnecessary water use, such as watering lawns, washing cars, or filling fish ponds and swimming pools
  • Put water conservation tips into practice both inside the house and in your yard.
  • Follow the requests and recommendations of your local water utility

Please also be advised that these extremely dry conditions can be a contributing factor to wildfires.  Residents should be especially cautious when using fire pits, outside candles, tiki torches, even while outdoor grilling. And of course, with the Fourth of July just around the corner, any legal sparkler type fireworks.

Devices that fly or explode, including firecrackers, skyrockets, bottle rockets, roman candles and any firework containing any explosive or flammable compound, are illegal in Connecticut. Novelties and trick noise makers such as smoke bombs, party poppers and snappers and the “snake,” are also banned in Connecticut because they are safety, as well as fire hazards.