Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 104 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level
The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 104 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 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.
Additional 3 cases of B.1.1.7 variant reported in Connecticut, bringing statewide total confirmed to 66
The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced that an additional 3 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19, commonly known as the UK variant, have been reported among Connecticut residents, bringing the statewide total number of confirmed cases of this variant to 66.
The specimen collection dates for these newly identified cases are from between February 10 and February 14, 2021, and the individuals involved range in age from 35 to 95 years old. The cases were detected by the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory with new sequencing technology and capabilities that were recently acquired for the state’s ongoing efforts to enhance the ability to screen for variants of COVID-19.
The 3 individuals are residents of the following towns:
- Greenwich (1)
- Watertown (2)