Tropical Storm Isaias Alert – Time To Prepare/(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.

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 50,062 +  252
COVID-19 Associated Deaths 4,437 +  5
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 56 13
Patients Tested for COVID-19 827,213 + 35,173

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        316                    +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             72                    +0                     3

The State entered their BACK LOG of cases – all cases no longer need to be monitored.

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:


Tropical Storm Isaias Alert – Time To Prepare

State and local emergency management officials are beginning to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias and its potential impact on local conditions over the next few days.  Anticipate heavy rain, high winds, and possible power outages.  We should expect the potential for tropical storm conditions (wind gusts in a 40-60 MPH range especially in southeastern CT) to enter the state Tuesday around 6:00PM in the evening and continue into Wednesday.  The timing will likely change as we get closer to the time of impact so stay tuned to media and National Weather Service information sources.  The storm will likely be accompanied by heavy rain (4-6 inches) and moderate coastal flooding which may inundate many low-lying coastal roads and some structures. On Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for coastal Connecticut.

Bring in or tie down all outdoor equipment, table, tents, chairs, etc.

The WWHD is reminding residents to be prepared with supplies of any prescription medicines, three days’ worth of food and water for each member of the household, pet supplies, and flashlights/batteries. Power outages are likely with this storm, so please be sure that cell phones are fully charged and inspect/fuel household generators.  Prepare your home ahead of the storm by unclogging gutters and storm drains and taking in or securing any planters, furniture, kid’s toys, or décor that could be blown around in gusty wind conditions. Weather conditions can change so stay updated and informed.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following suggestions to stay safe and be prepared during hurricane season:

Know your Hurricane Risk

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how rain, wind, water could happen where you live so you can start preparing now.

Make an Emergency Plan

Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your hurricane planning. Don’t forget a plan for the office, kids’ daycare, and anywhere you frequent.COVID-19

Gather Supplies

Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coveringspet supplies in your go bag or car trunk.COVID-19

Those with Disabilities

If you or anyone in your household is an individual with a disability identify if you may need additional help during an emergency.

Know your Evacuation Zone

You may have to evacuate quickly due to a hurricane. Learn your evacuation routes, practice with household, pets, and identify where you will stay.

Recognize Warnings and Alerts

Have several ways to receive alerts. Download and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. Sign up for community alerts in your area and be aware of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA)- which requires no-sign up.

Review Important Documents

Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like ID are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password protected digital space.

Strengthen your Home

Declutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, consider hurricane shutters.

Get Tech Ready

Keep your cell phone charged when you know a hurricane is in the forecast and purchase backup charging devices to power electronics.

Help your Neighborhood

Check with neighbors, senior adults, or those who may need additional help securing hurricane plans to see how you can be of assistance to others

Prepare your Business

Make sure your business has a continuity plan to continue operating when disaster strikes.

Learn more about storm preparedness at