Today I checked out the Connecticut Health Investigative Team website to find out where CT stands in the fight against the coronavirus and the Delta variant.

The state as a whole has gone from a 2.6% positivity rate on Tuesday (9/7/2021) to a 3.51% on Wednesday (9/8/2021), so there has been a slight uptick in coronavirus cases in Connecticut. But the state’s broader coronavirus trends remain promising, state numbers show.

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On Wednesday, September 8, Governor Lamont's office reported 935 new cases, which increased the positivity rate to 3.51%. Hospitalizations due to COVID number 364 in Connecticut as of September 8 and 75% of hospital patients admitted for COVID symptoms have NOT been vaccinated. Let's take a look at the facts.

  • High COVID-19 transmissions have been recorded in Hartford, New Haven, New London, Litchfield, and Windham Counties.
  • There is no overall CT mask mandate in effect, but the CDC advises wearing masks in all enclosed places in Connecticut, especially the counties with high COVID transmissions.
  • According to the website portal.ct.gov, masks are required to be worn by everyone in healthcare facilities, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare.
  • A new variant labeled Mu (B.1.621) has been detected in Colombia that may be able to evade immunity, but there is not enough evidence to substantiate that claim.
  • It has been found that the wearing of surgical masks reduces the spread of COVID-19. This is a fact.

To keep a lookout on the facts and figures of the coronavirus in Connecticut, I recommend the website, portal.ct.gov.

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