COVID-19 Updates 7/1

July 1, 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 increased by 2 patients from Tuesday bringing statewide hospitalizations to 100. Figures released today show more than 11,400 tests for the virus were conducted yesterday with 58 showing positive.

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

A county-by-county breakdown includes:


 

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

16,078

639

1,070

306

31

Hartford County

11,013

678

1,059

314

32

Litchfield County

1,427

63

117

20

0

Middlesex County

1,245

59

146

39

7

New Haven County

11,978

390

926

147

28

New London County

1,206

62

76

26

2

Tolland County

843

70

50

14

0

Windham County

605

7

13

1

0

Pending address validation

198

11

0

0

0

Total

44,593

1,979

3,457

867

100

 

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 July 1st — Stamford has 3,289 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to 3,283 confirmed cases on June 30th.

Governor Lamont Announces ConnectiCorps Service Opportunity

Governor Ned Lamont, in partnership with the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, today announced the launch of ConnectiCorps, a new community service program set to launch in August that will help address the growing demand on essential services provided by Connecticut’s nonprofits in the areas of food security, housing, and antipoverty assistance.
 
An AmeriCorps program, it will offer an opportunity for high-impact service in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and will provide a modest income and a stipend for higher-education costs for young adults in Connecticut. ConnectiCorps is funded by a significant grant from the Hartford Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and an AmeriCorps state and federal grant approved by Serve Connecticut (the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, which is part of the Connecticut Office of Higher Education).
 
ConnectiCorps members will serve at nonprofits across the state with a focus on the greater Hartford region. In particular, the program will seek to recruit members who live in the community they wish to serve. This approach will strengthen the bond between the community and its residents, while helping to address one of the most catastrophic public health events in history.
 
ConnectiCorps quick facts:

  • ConnectiCorps will place 60 to 80 part-time members, who will provide between 70,000 and 90,000 total hours of service at up to 20 nonprofit sites.
  • Members will receive a modest stipend and mileage reimbursement, and will be eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their service year, which can be used to repay qualified student loans or offset current tuition costs at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.
  • Members will be provided with uniforms, hand sanitizer, COVID-safety training and PPE to ensure safe and consistent service.
  • Duties of members will include: reviewing/updating host-site COVID-19 safety protocols, deploying creative approaches to safely recruit and retain volunteers, and providing temporary direct service relief for operations at host site.

The governor welcomes the participation of additional philanthropic organizations in the ConnectiCorps program to increase the reach of this critical program, as more funding would mean additional service hours and more communities served.
 
For more information about ConnectiCorps, please visit the Alliance's website.

As of June 20, a total of 58,257 Connecticut businesses had claimed $6.63 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, far outpacing most other states. Thanks to effective outreach by the state Department of Economic and Community Development, many of these loans were to unincorporated businesses owned by a single person.
 

To read more, click here.