Posted on June 18, 2020 by admin
Friends and Neighbors,
Last night, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7AAA which modifies the mandatory staff testing program for nursing homes to cease after 14 consecutive days without a positive case and to require resumed testing if any staff member or resident tests positive. It also makes changes and adjustments to previous orders.
Executive Order No. 7AAA enacts the following provisions:
**Download: Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7AAA
As of 4:00 p.m. – Wednesday, June 17th – the state is reporting a total of 45429 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals and Town-by-Town statistics can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
*In Connecticut during the early months of this pandemic, it became increasingly clear that it would be necessary to track probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, in addition to laboratory-confirmed (RT- PCR) cases and deaths. This was needed to better measure the burden and impact of this disease in our communities and is now part of the national surveillance case definition for COVID-19. Probable cases of COVID-19 involve persons who have not had confirmatory laboratory testing (RT-PCR) performed for COVID-19, but whose symptoms indicate they are likely to have a COVID-19 infection. In Connecticut, most of the probable COVID-19 cases involve persons whose death certificates list COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Prior to June 1, probable and confirmed cases were reported together.
Latest COVID-19 Testing Data in Connecticut
Updated 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Total patients who tested positive: 43487 confirmed/1942 probable
There have been 4219 COVID-19-associated fatalities.
Fairfield County: 15757/294
Hartford County: 10619/305
Litchfield County: 1382/21
Middlesex County: 1182/37
New Haven County: 11706/149
New London County: 1223/25
Tolland County: 818/14
Windham County: 464/1
Pending address validation: 336/0