Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts


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02/05/2022

Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

Last data at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates at 3:00 p.m. Monday May 2, 2022:

Connecticut Testing Data Updates

The following is a summary of newly reported data on COVID-19 in Connecticut over the past 7 days.

General summary

Cumulative
(except for the hospital census)

last 7 days*

Positive PCR/NAAT tests

822 831

5,858

All PCR/NAAT tests

14,086,315

66 174

Positivity test (pos/all PCR/NAAT)

8.85%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

230

+51

*This column shows all PCR/NAAT tests by date sampled in the last 7 days. Test positivity is calculated as rolling 7-day test positivity by sample collection date; all positive molecular test (PCR/NAAT) results are divided by all molecular test (PCR/NAAT) results (positive and negative) from the last 7 days and multiplied by 100 to get a percentage. Hospitalizations in the last 7 days indicate the evolution of the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during this period. Deaths in the last 7 days indicate the number of new deaths associated with COVID-19 reported; deaths are reported once a week.

As of April 4, 2022, negative rapid antigen and rapid PCR test results for SARS-CoV-2 no longer need to be reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Negative molecular laboratory test results (PCR/NAAT) should always be reported, as should all positive molecular (PCR/NAAT) and antigen test results. Positive molecular (PCR/NAAT) and antigenic tests will continue to be used to determine the status of cases.

Of 230 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory confirmed COVID-19, 68 (29.57%) are not fully vaccinated.

For the week of April 17, 2022, unvaccinated people had a 2 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to people who received an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

For the week of April 17, 2022, unvaccinated people had a 2 times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared to people who received an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Data on deaths associated with COVID-19 is updated once a week every Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 10,840.

To read the full report – which includes a series of interactive charts and tables that provide additional data on measures related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, municipality, county and other information – visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click on the link labeled “Data Tracker”.

Providing Information to Connecticut Residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to state text alerts by texting the keyword COVIDCT for 888-777.

People with general questions that the website does not answer can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual support. Anyone who is out of state or needs a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended for use by people who do not have symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms is urged to contact their doctor.

Twitter: @GouvNedLamont

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