COVID-19 Updates 3/26

March 26, 2021
Local and National Data Updates
(Latest Data as of 4:00 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021)
  Confirmed Cases    Deaths    Tests Completed
Worldwide 126.5 Million 2.77 Million  
U.S. 30.8 Million 560,608 396.5 Million
Connecticut   305,210 7,865 7.55 Million
Waterbury 13,859 352  

Positivity for the Future

“Friends be vigilant COVID-19 isn’t going away just yet, Connecticut rates are climbing up a little bit. In Waterbury we’ve had an uptick in COVID-19 cases and I understand the excitement and joy to get back out into the general public and into normalcy. I’m with you but just be careful, and get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible!” - State Rep. Geraldo Reyes

Thank you to Post University and the City of Waterbury for putting this video together, including me and stressing the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine! Click above to watch.

Vaccine Eligibility Expanding

Because of the efficient speed at which Connecticut’s vaccine providers have been getting doses out, Governor Lamont announced that the state plans to accelerate its vaccine program even further. All adults in Connecticut over the age of 16 will now be eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment beginning April 1, 2021 – several days earlier than originally planned. (Previously, the eligibility date for this age group was April 5.)

Those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Connecticut include:

  • All individuals over the age of 45;
  • Healthcare personnel;
  • Medical first responders;
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities;
  • Residents and staff of select congregate settings; and
  • PreK-12 school staff and professional childcare providers.
Information on Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program is available here.

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


Fully vaccinated


Total doses administered


*NOTE: A total of 40,304 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in each category

So far, 38 percent of all adults over the age of 16 in Connecticut have received at least one dose, including 80 percent of all adults over the age of 75.

Connecticut ranks among the top 3 most vaccinated states in the nation.

Data updates on variants of concern in Connecticut

The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern that have been reported among Connecticut residents as of today:

  • B.1.1.7 (first detected in the United Kingdom): 379 cases
  • B.1.351 (first detected in South Africa): 7 cases
  • P.1 (first detected in Brazil): 2 cases
  • B.1.427 (first detected in California): 2 cases
  • B.1.429 (first detected in California): 7 cases
For a town-by-town breakdown of where in Connecticut each of the patients involved in these cases reside, see page 7 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 132 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 132 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 within the Data Tracker page of the state’s coronavirus website.