The Start of Summer/(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 45,557 + 117
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,238 + 12
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 172 4
Patients Tested for COVID-19 377,931 + 7,293

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        284                    +1                     15

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


The Start of Summer

This Saturday marks the first official day of summer, many people’s favorite time of the year.  School is out and the days are long.  It’s a great time to be with family and get together with loved ones. Enjoy a relaxing, healthy season and keep these simple tips in mind.

  • Sun Safety! The golden rays of the sun are wonderfully warm but they also can result in skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.  Take care to protect yourself and your children by regularly applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Swim Safely! Drowning can happen in what seems like an instant and a child can drown in very shallow water so designate a responsible adult to watch children around water at all times. When enjoying boating activities, make sure that each person has a Coast Guard-approved life jacket and that all boating rules are followed.
  • Don’t let Bugs Bug You! Itchy bug bites and ticks can definitely put a damper on the season.  Check yourself, your children, and your pets regularly for ticks after coming in from the outdoors.  Remember that mosquitoes come out to feed during dawn and dusk.  The CDC recommends using an insect repellent containing DEET to effectively repel mosquitoes and other pesky bugs.
  • Stay cool! Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, even when you don’t feel thirsty.  Remember that heat and excessive alcohol consumption are not a good combination.  Hot temperatures can intensify the effects of alcohol resulting in dehydration. Skip the sugary drinks and sodas and opt for water to stay cool this season.
  • Fire Safety! Toasting marshmallows over the fire is one of summer’s great pleasures, but be mindful that fire and fireworks account for many emergency room visits each year.  Never let children around any kind of fire without adult supervision and don’t let them light fireworks.  Even sparklers can burn a child.
  • Enjoy Seasonal Fruits & Veggies! Make your plate as colorful as possible this season by loading up on freshly (and locally) harvested fruits and vegetables.