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Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Connecticut from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

Last update
111,950
Total Confirmed
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Total Recovered
4,961
Total Deaths
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If an individual has a fever (greater than or equal to 100.0°) and a cough, or shortness of breath, please call your primary care provider for information regarding local testing locations.

Latest Coronavirus News in Connecticut

American Crisis: Cuomo's Memoir Looks Back On A Pandemic That Rages On
11/29/2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo during a briefing on May 27, 2020. In his new memoir about the coronavirus crisis, Governor Andrew Cuomo writes that he tells people not to "get cocky" about a pandemic that is getting worse as his book hits the stands. [ more ]
Boxing schedule for 2020: Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia, Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev on tap
11/29/2020
The 2020 boxing calendar is coming to a close with some heavy hitters ready to finish things out
From video calls to plexiglass, Santa claus will wish you from a distance in Covid times
11/29/2020
Despite the pandemic _ and the fact that Santa's age and weight put him at high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus _ mall owners are going ahead with plans to bring him back this year. But they are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man safe,
Doorbusters? Yes. Crowds? Not so much. Welcome to Black Friday 2020.
11/29/2020
People were out early at Connecticut shopping malls, but the normal frenzy was absent.
Medical community braces for post-Thanksgiving spike in COVID cases
11/29/2020
"Staffing still has been an issue across the board," says UConn's Dr. David Banach. "Quite frankly we are concerned and doing our best to prepare."
Here are the key dates for the 2020-21 NBA season
11/29/2020
Most of these were already known, but here they are listed again in one place.

Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in Connecticut

Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease live statistics in Connecticut

# City Confirmed Recovered Deaths
1 Fairfield 37,071 No data 1,491
2 New Haven 27,925 No data 1,238
3 Hartford 27,844 No data 1,595
4 New London 5,867 No data 168
5 Litchfield 4,231 No data 161
6 Middlesex 3,567 No data 206
7 Tolland 2,977 No data 74
8 Windham 2,468 No data 28

What Is a Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus belonging to a large family of viruses that cause respiratory problems in humans, ranging from the cold to other more severe diseases.

Its name originates from the Latin word for “crown” and the Ancient Greek korōnè, wreath, and refers to the appearance of the viruses.

Types

  • The most well-known coronaviruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or camel flu) and SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • These viruses are also present in animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This virus made its first appearance in Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019. Several of those infected worked at a seafood market where livestock alongside other animals such as bats and snakes were present. This suggested that the virus was spread from animal to person. It emerged later that a large number of patients had been not been exposed to animals which indicates a person-to-person spread.

Pandemic:

  • Since the outbreak in China, every country on the continent except Antarctica has been fighting to contain the virus.
  • Cases are increasing daily, despite mandated measures such as lockdowns or contact bans.
  • Europe is considered to be at the heart of the spread with countries such as Italy and Spain reporting thousands of fatalities daily.

Vaccines or anti-viral drugs have yet to be discovered to stop the increasing number of fatalities worldwide

How It Spreads

  • Via respiratory droplets, e.g. coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing
  • Via dust
  • Via close contact, e.g. handshakes, surfaces (the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours)

The most common way that this disease spreads is through close contact with a person who has the infection. Every time a person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets – a single cough can emit as many as 3,000 while a sneeze 10,000. Close contact is within around 6 feet.

Symptoms

Although COVID-19 symptoms may vary from person to person, WHO has provided certain indicators. People who are fit and healthy with no underlying symptoms are most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Fever – if you feel hot to the touch and have a temperature higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C).
  • Shortness of breath – as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, this is a symptom to be monitored carefully.
  • A dry cough
  • Fatigue
COVID-19 symptoms

How to Prevent

The best way to prevent virus affecting you is to keep up with simple but vital recommendations.

Wash your hands thoroughly:

  • After you’ve been to the bathroom, before preparing food and regularly at all other times.
  • Use soap and water, or if not available, an alcohol-based solution.
  • Sing or hum your favorite melody to make sure you wash your hands for the recommended length of 20 seconds.

Practice ’social distancing’:

  • Skip meeting up with friends and limit contact with household members
  • Work remotely, if possible – check your company’s policies regarding remote working
  • Only go out if you need to go to the shops or to work, but keep at least 6 feet between you and other people– especially important if they’re sneezing or coughing

If you’re sick:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days – the time it takes for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Due to limited resources, it is not possible for everyone to get tested. Nevertheless, you can generally request a test from your doctor or health authority if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions (different rules may apply according to your country of residence):

  • Have you been experiencing the above symptoms?
  • Have you travelled to highly affected countries within 14 days of symptoms appearing?
  • Have you been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID19?

Arranging a test:

  • Don’t travel to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital. If you suspect you have coronavirus, you risk infecting others
  • Call your GP who will arrange for you to go to a dedicated test center where they will take a mouth or nose swab
  • Results from the test lab will usually be available in 24-72 hours

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