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