Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Connecticut
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Connecticut
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
- Stay Safe, Stay Home: The Governor signed an executive order directing Connecticut residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” It directs all nonessential businesses statewide to prohibit in-person functions. Guidance has been issued to the state’s businesses. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers: All workplaces considered essential must follow Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Gatherings: All social and recreational gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. This includes things such as sports, parades, concerts, festivals, live performances, and conventions. Religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings of more than 50 are prohibited. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Food establishments: Restaurants and bars that serve food are required to provide take-out and delivery services for off-premise consumption only. These establishments must limit entrance of customers to the minimum extent necessary to pick up and/or pay for orders, and use touchless payment if available. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Retail establishments: Stores that are permitted to stay open under the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order must follow “Safe Store Rules” that several requirements, such as a cap on occupancy at 50% capacity, and floor markings measuring 6 feet must be at checkout lines, among other items. Guidance has been issued detailing all of the “Safe Store Rules.” This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Gyms, movie theaters, hair and nail salons: All gyms, fitness centers, and similar sports venues; theaters and cinemas; and hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, spas, and tattoo parlors are closed. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Schools: Classes at all public schools are canceled. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
- Travelers: Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation for any reason is strongly urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Connecticut News:
- October 1, 2020Overturned vehicle backs up I-95 traffic in Stratford
The crash was reported around 3:50 p.m. on Interstate 95 near Exit 30, Surf Avenue in Stratford. The accident backed up traffic for six miles during rush hour.
- October 1, 2020Bridgeport, infamous for absentee ballot irregularities, would have special Election Day monitor
The special session of the General Assembly includes a provision to provide a federally funded monitor for Bridgeport, infamous for absentee ballot irregularities.
- October 1, 2020UConn lifts dorm quarantine as 10 new COVID cases reported
The quarantine has been lifted at Eddy Hall, where there has not been any new COVID-19 cases in the past week.
- October 1, 2020CT election chief sees ‘uptick’ in complaints from voters scared Trump will invalidate ballots
During the first presidential debate, Trump repeated claims ballots sent through the mail would be tampered with or not counted.
- October 1, 2020House debates tougher utility oversight legislation
After weeks totaling up their costs, towns, cities and tribal nations will receive 75-percent reimbursements if disaster request is approved by White House.
- October 1, 2020Acting chief: Bridgeport homicide investigations progressing ‘very rapidly’
Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia says the recent homicide investigations are making good progress.
- October 1, 2020UConn seeks $104 million bailout; considers layoffs
UConn officials seek bailout, and warned they may need significantly more if the coronavirus shuts down the campus and hospital again.
- October 1, 2020Lamont asks Trump to declare major disaster in Isaias aftermath
In a letter to the president, the governor asked for federal assistance for all eight counties and the state’s two tribal nations.
- October 1, 2020Feds: Man gets probation for fake Civil War memorial desk
A Massachusetts man who defrauded an art dealer and appraiser in Connecticut will be on probation for five years, authorities said.
- October 1, 2020UConn to name research building after former CT Gov. Weicker
The UConn Board of Trustees voted to name a research science building at Avery Point after former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker.