Posted on May 19, 2020 by admin
Friends and Neighbors,
In press releases and during his nightly press briefing, Governor Lamont announced updated virus totals and other measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. He also ordered state flags that were lowered in recognition of those who perished or are affected by Covid-19 to be returned to full staff on Tuesday evening.
To watch the full video of the governor’s afternoon press conference, please click here:
More information and the governor’s full press release can be read here: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-May-19
Connecticut insurance commissioner reminds that all insureds are eligible for no-cost COVID-19 testing and treatment
Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is reminding all insureds in the state that all out-of-pocket costs for testing and treatment of COVID-19 have been removed.
“Our insurance industry here in Connecticut has answered the call and responded to help protect those most affected by our current crisis,” Commissioner Mais said. “Thanks to recent changes in federal law, employer-based plan sponsors are required to follow suit and remove all cost sharing for testing and treatment for their workers and their families.”
Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford also praised the state’s insurance carriers and noted that public health coverage is also available to Connecticut residents who qualify.
“In the regular Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, together known as HUSKY Health in Connecticut, we are fully covering COVID-19 testing and treatment without any cost-sharing,” Commissioner Gifford said. “In addition, HUSKY Health is now covering COVID-19 testing for uninsured Connecticut residents who are US citizens or have a qualifying immigration status, regardless of income; and covering COVID-19 testing for residents without a qualifying immigration status if they meet HUSKY income requirements and have COVID-19 symptoms.”
For more information, read the press release issued today by the Insurance Department.
Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Return to Full-Staff on Tuesday Evening
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on the evening of Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Flags have been flying at half-staff in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19.
As of 6:30 p.m. tonight – Tuesday, May 19th – the state is reporting a total of 38430 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals and Town-by-Town statistics can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
The total statewide number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 3472.
*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).
Latest COVID-19 Testing Data in Connecticut
Updated 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Total patients who tested positive: 38430
Fairfield County: 14522
Hartford County: 9050
Litchfield County: 1290
Middlesex County: 947
New Haven County: 10427
New London County: 880
Tolland County: 770
Windham County: 326
Pending address validation: 218