COVID-19 Updates 4/9

April 9, 2021
Local and National Data Updates
(Latest Data as of 4:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021)
  Confirmed Cases    Deaths    Tests Completed
Worldwide 135.1 Million 2.92 Million  
U.S. 31.8 Million 574,593 416.5 Million
Connecticut   321,586 7,744 8 Million
Waterbury 14,916 353  

Positivity for the Future

“With Connecticut at 21.5% vaccinated, It’s important to continue to advocate and inform folks of the importance of the vaccination. As state leaders it is our job to educate, inform and share as much helpful information to our constituents. Waterbury has done a phenomenal job of opening Vaccination sites, pop-up sites and meeting the people where they are.” - 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 dose administered


Fully vaccinated


Total doses administered


*NOTE: A total of 74,258 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in each category

Connecticut continues to rank among the top three states in the nation that have administered the most vaccines per capita.

So far, 49% of all people in Connecticut over the age of 16 have received at least one dose, including:

  • 82% of those over the age of 65;
  • 69% of those between the ages of 55-64;
  • 51% of those between the ages of 45-54; and
  • 23% of those between the ages of 16-44.
All Connecticut residents over the age of 16 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. Appointments must be made in advance at all clinics statewide. To learn how to make an appointment, click here and enter a zip code to find the nearest clinics.

Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 141 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level

The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 141 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.

Data updates on variants in Connecticut

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

Variants of concern

  • B.1.1.7 (first detected in the United Kingdom): 649 cases
  • B.1.351 (first detected in South Africa): 8 cases
  • P.1 (first detected in Brazil): 5 cases
  • B.1.427 (first detected in California): 39 cases
  • B.1.429 (first detected in California): 108 cases

Variants of interest

  • B.1.526 (first detected in New York): 272 cases
  • B.1.525 (first detected in Africa and Europe): 10 cases
  • P.2 (first detected in Brazil): 7 cases