Who Is at Higher Risk for COVID-19?/Local Updates

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 19,815 +   1,853
COVID-19 Associated Deaths   1,331 +      204
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19   1,919 +        18
Patients Tested for COVID-19 62,805 +   3,047

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 HealthCreated with Datawrapper


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Local Results

Westport Residents COVID19 Positive Reported to the State         184                        +13

Weston Residents COVID19 Positive Reported to the State              46                       +  2

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analysis of those cases, can be found by following this link:



Who Is at Higher Risk for COVID-19?

The Centers for  Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based their definition of high-risk on early information out of China, where the COVID-19 epidemic began, that showed certain populations were at higher risk of getting sick from this illness or having more complications.

 Those at higher risk include:

  • Older Adults
  • People who have high-risk chronic medical conditions like:
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

 Connecticut’s Older Adults

According to the Connecticut Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (CTBRFSS), approximately 30% of Connecticut’s population is age 60 or older, that’s about 845,000 Connecticut adults.

High Risk Medical Conditions in Connecticut’s Older Adults 

The CTBRFSS collects information on chronic disease in the population. This allows for us to determine how many adults in Connecticut have high-risk medical conditions, which includes lung disease (like asthma or COPD), cardiovascular disease, or diabetes.

Among CT adults that are already considered at-risk for COVID-19 complications because of their age (age 60 and older), some are at an even more increased risk because they have high-risk medical conditions. That equates to about 335,000 Connecticut adults.

Protecting Connecticut’s Vulnerable Populations from COVID-19

Knowing that certain people are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it is especially important for all Connecticut residents to take actions to reduce not only their own risk of getting sick, but to protect the most vulnerable.