CT COVID-19 Updates 6/30

June 30, 2020

I hope you are all well and that you are staying safe and healthy. I wanted to share with you the latest information and developments on COVID-19.

Hospitalizations for coronavirus/COVID-19 decreased by 1 patient from Monday bringing statewide hospitalizations to 98. Figures released today show an all-time high of more than 21,000 tests for the virus were conducted yesterday, with just over 150 showing positive.

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

A county-by-county breakdown includes:

County by County Numbers

For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, click here.

Stamford Specific Updates

As of 4:00 p.m. on June 30th — Stamford has 3,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to 3,276 confirmed cases on June 29th.

Governor Lamont signs 58th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 58th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 7EEE enacts the following provisions:

  • Authorization for DSS to provide funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to additional providers: Authorizes the Department of Social Services to distribute funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to other types of health care institutions in addition to nursing homes, which was previously authorized.
  • Online continuing education for plumbers and electricians: Allows continuing education classes for electricians and plumbers to be conducted online.

Regional travel advisory updated to include eight additional states

The regional travel advisory between Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York that went into effect last week and directs incoming travelers from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period was updated today and now includes 8 additional states for a total of 16. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of today, the states meeting the high-positivity criteria include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country. For more information on the travel advisory, click here.

Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system

Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.