Working Together – the “How We Feel” App/Coronavirus Updates

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NOTE: The Connecticut Department of Public Health is transitioning to a new process to make the daily collection of data more sustainable. To facilitate this shift, the report issued on Sunday, May 3 only contained data on hospitalizations and fatalities. Today’s full report, issued on the afternoon of Monday, May 4, contains combined data from both Sunday and Monday.


Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 29,973 +     661
COVID-19 Associated Deaths   2,556 +       61
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19   1,464       24
Patients Tested for COVID-19 105,330 +  2,837

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 Created with Datawrapper

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State         255                      + 8

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State              60                      + 0

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:


Working Together – The “How We Feel” App

Technology can be a tool for fighting disease. Less than one minute of your time each day can help track the COVID-19 virus in our local communities and enable us to better understand how the population is feeling overall.  State officials are encouraging Connecticut residents to download a free and easy to use app from  The app is simple, anonymous, and can be downloaded on your smart phone or tablet.  How We Feel enables users to self-report age, sex and zip code, and asks about any health symptoms you may be experiencing. The app was developed by an independent, nonprofit organization called the How We Feel Project.  The group was founded by a team of scientists, doctors, and technologists in an effort to help fight the pandemic.

Sharing how you feel will allow researchers to track any hot spots associated with the virus, where it’s growing and determine populations that may be more at risk.  When you begin, you will be asked whether you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or whether anyone in your house has tested positive for the virus. Scientists and doctors will use the aggregated data to identify new outbreaks, understand how the virus is spreading, and to evaluate how interventions are working to slow the spread of disease.  Self-reported data can be a powerful tool in our fight against the pandemic.

Privacy is important and your name and email is not collected.  You will not be asked to create an account or log in.  All data is secured and shared only with organizations working to fight the spread of COVID-19. You don’t have to feel sick to take part; data on healthy people is important too. The app is available to everyone in the United States who is age 18 or older.  Daily check-in is encouraged so that information is current.

State leaders believe this voluntary reporting will be helpful and will aid in planning efforts.  The app is available on Apple and Android.  More information can be found on the nonprofit’s website