COVID-19 Updates 2/26

February 26, 2021
Local and National Data Updates
(Latest Data as of 4:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021)
  Confirmed Cases    Deaths    Tests Completed
Worldwide 113.9 Million 2.5 Million  
U.S. 29.1 Million 522,206 355 Million
Connecticut   279,946 7,622 6.67 Million
Waterbury 12,410 340  

For several additional charts and tables containing more data groups, including a town-by-town breakdown of positive cases in each municipality and a breakdown of cases and deaths among age groups, click here.

Positivity for the Future

“On March 1, 2021 per Governor Lamont, all CT residents 55 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. If you are in the current eligible group (65+) please call and schedule your appointment as the vaccination list will grow with the next group of people. I’m excited to see educators, administrators and essentials associates working with schools move up on list and can be vaccinated starting March 1. I’m sharing this number to schedule your appointment 1-877-918-2224.” - State Rep. Geraldo Reyes

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of yesterday:


Total Administered

First doses administered


Second doses administered




Connecticut continues to rank in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

So far, the state has vaccinated:

  • 73 percent of its population over the age of 75
  • 44 percent of its population between the ages of 65 and 74

Those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine under Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program include all individuals over the age of 65, as well as all healthcare personnel, medical first responders, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and residents and staff of select congregate settings. Over the coming weeks, eligibility will expand based on age according to the following schedule:

  • March 1, 2021: Expands to ages 55 to 64
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to ages 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to ages 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to ages 16 to 34
In addition, the program will expand in March to include preK-12 school staff and teachers, as well as early childhood providers, all of whom will be provided the vaccine at dedicated clinics specifically set up for those workers.

Information on Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program is available here.

Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 116 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 116 of 169 towns and cities in Connecticut are currently in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.

The only municipalities in the state that are not in the red zone this week are:

  • Bethlehem, Canton, Cheshire, Chester, Coventry, East Granby, East Haddam, East Lyme, Easton, Farmington, Haddam, Hebron, Litchfield, Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, Putnam, Redding, Salisbury, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, Stafford, Sterling, Weston, Westport, Willington, Winchester, Windsor Locks, and Woodstock, all of which are in the orange alert level;
  • Bolton, Burlington, Granby, Middlefield, Old Lyme, Tolland, and Woodbury, all of which are in the yellow alert level; and
  • Barkhamsted, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Eastford, Franklin, Goshen, Lisbon, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Pomfret, Roxbury, Scotland, and Warren, all of which are in the gray alert level.

The color-coded zones include:

  • Red: Indicates case rates over the last two weeks of greater than 15 per 100,000 population
  • Orange: Indicates case rates between 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population
  • Yellow: Indicates case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population
  • Gray: Indicates case rates lower than five per 100,000 population

The weekly alert map is also accompanied by a chart that provides guidance on recommended actions based on the alert levels for individual residents; institutions such as schools, houses of worship, and community organizations; and municipal leaders and local health directors.

The COVID-19 Alert Map is updated every Thursday afternoon and can be found in the Data Tracker page of the state’s coronavirus website.

Connecticut expected to receive 30,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, pending anticipated FDA approval

Governor Lamont announced that his administration was informed by the federal government today that Connecticut is expected to receive 30,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine next week, pending approval of the vaccine by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which could come as early as this weekend.

Join Us

Como el COVID-19 es una nueva enfermedad con nuevas vacunas, está surgiendo rápidamente información acerca de cómo las vacunas pueden ayudarnos a detener la pandemia. Acompáñenos en Facebook el jueves 4 de marzo a las 5 de la tarde cuando la Comisión de Mujeres, Niños, Personas Mayores, Equidad y Oportunidades (CWCSEO por sus siglas en inglés) ofrecerá un foro virtual en español donde el público podrá dirigir sus preguntas sobra estas vacunas directamente de profesionales de atención médica y otros líderes latinos que discutirán este tema en plenitud. Alentamos a todo el público que nos envíen sus preguntas con anticipación por correo electrónico a la atención de Werner Oyanadel a
As COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, information is quickly emerging about how vaccines can help us stop the pandemic. Join us on Facebook on Thursday, March 4 at 5 pm when the Commission of Women, Children, Older Persons, Equity and Opportunities (CWCSEO for its English acronyms) will offer a virtual forum in Spanish where the public will be able to direct your questions to spare these vaccines directly from healthcare professionals and other latino leaders who will discuss this issue in full. We encourage all the public to send us their questions ahead of time by email to the attention of Werner Oyanadel to