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:
- April 18, 2021Flames engulf car on I-91 in Windsor
The crash was reported around 7:25 p.m. between exits 34 and 35, according to the state Department of Transportation.
- April 18, 2021Report: Police recover burned vehicles connected to Hartford shooting
One of the vehicles was found in South Windsor, while the other was found in Hartford, multiple outlets reported, citing police sources.
- April 18, 2021Milford firefighters battle blaze at condo complex
Multiple fire units were called to the 300 block of Foxwood Lane shortly after 5:20 p.m. Saturday, according to dispatch reports.
- April 18, 2021Police: ‘Non-life-threatening’ injuries after car and motorcycle accident in Waterbury
“The operator of the motorcycle sustained a head and leg injury… from the accident and is being treated at a local hospital at this time,” said police spokesman Sgt. Davis.
- April 18, 2021Naugatuck Valley residents clean up Ansonia streets
Residents from in and around Ansonia came together to tackle the city’s littering problem.
- April 18, 2021CT courts plan to ease COVID restrictions next month
The state’s judicial branch also plans to increase the number of criminal cases at courts that are open in an effort to reduce the backlog of cases in the system.
- April 18, 2021Pfizer VP: Vaccine can be adapted to fight COVID variants
Morten Sogaard, vice president of Target Sciences, Emerging Science & Innovation, for Pfizer, noted the company’s mRNA vaccine has an advantage because the company can “alter the sequence of the R …
- April 18, 2021Police searching for Woodbridge gas station carjackers
Woodbridge police are looking for 2 men who carjacked a person at a gas station
- April 18, 2021Warmer weather expected for rest of weekend
After yesterday’s rain, temperatures are expected to rise
- April 18, 2021Sacred Heart University hosts CT’s first college e-sports tournament
Two SHU professors created a course that ends in a tournament so students can get more hands-on experience