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:
- January 23, 2021Lamont wants to expand retaining program for unemployed workers
About 900 unemployed CT residents have been retrained for manufacturing and medical jobs under a program Gov. Ned Lamont wants to expand.
- January 23, 2021Pay hikes for legislators? Only if both parties agree, Dems say
After no salary increases in 20 years, a state commission recommends a $350 boost for the CT General Assembly in 2023.
- January 23, 2021Outrage in Newtown after Republican congresswoman agreed Sandy Hook shooting was staged
The false, extremist theory that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax has plagued Newtown families for years.
- January 23, 2021COVID nursing home cases fall, but officials say too soon to attribute drop to vaccines
Connecticut nursing home residents are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. When will that start to bring case numbers down?
- January 23, 2021Feds indict alleged Bridgeport gang members
Four Bridgeport men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on gang charges.
- January 23, 20212nd largest ever Mega Millions drawing takes place Friday night
There will be a drawing for the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night.
- January 23, 2021Bridgeport man accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend while out on bond
A Bridgeport man was back in custody after police said he assaulted his former girlfriend while out on bond for allegedly assaulting her.
- January 23, 2021Crash closes part of Route 287 in Wethersfield
A driver collided with a pole on Route 287 between Willow Street and Ridge Road, the DOT reported.
- January 23, 2021Lamont to business: We need ideas for transportation funding
A year after his truck-tolling proposal “went over like a lead balloon,” Lamont is looking ahead to more federal funding for highways and transit.
- January 23, 2021Southington police: 2 vandalized Sandy Hook shooting mural
The two individuals allegedly used spray paint to deface the mural, causing more than $2,000 in damage, according to police.