The Office of Vital Records at the Connecticut Department of Public Health maintains a statewide registry of births, marriages, civil unions, deaths and fetal deaths which have occurred in CT or to CT residents. Vital Records databases are analyzed annually to create statistical reports, known as Registration Reports, for births, deaths, fetal deaths, and marriages.
Death counts by year and month of death are posted here to assist with the surveillance of excess mortality related to COVID-19. All counts for 2019 and 2020 are provisional and will be updated as additional months are published. Tables are provided separately for CT Residents and for CT Occurrences.
Counts through April 2020:
2010-2020 Death counts for CT Residents and CT Occurrences (version 2020-06-26)
Annual Registration Reports, 2016 to present:
On January 1, 2016, Connecticut transitioned from the 1989 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth to the 2003 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. Adoption of the most current version of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth allows Connecticut to collect modernized health and medical information through the birth registry that is consistent with the rest of the Nation. As a result of changes in the birth information collected using the 2003 Revision, some birth-related statistical tables published annually in the Registration Reports were no longer valid. The Department of Public Health has subsequently updated the birth-related statistics in the 2016+ annual reports to reflect the birth data as it is collected now using the 2003 Revision. The revision process was also used as an opportunity to implement a number of additional changes to the annual reports to support ongoing public health surveillance of births, deaths, fetal deaths, and infant deaths. Of particular note is the addition of time series data for birth rates by geography. These modernizations have changed the structure of the tables within the report. Connecticut adopted the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death in 2005 and continues to collect death data using that certificate.
2016 RR tables with Errata (last updated March 26, 2020)
Annual Registration Reports and Methods, 1992-2015
For 1992-2015, Connecticut collected birth information using the 1989 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth.
For 2005-2015, Connecticut collected death information using the 2003 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death.
** New indicators added: Table 4 - Foreign-born Mothers, Table 13 - Teen Birth Rates, Table 14 – State Teen Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity
To request a birth, death, or marriage record for personal or legal reasons, visit the Vital Records Office's How to Obtain a Record page.
Contact the Surveillance Analysis and Reporting (SAR) Unit at 860-509-7658 or complete a Data Request Form for the following:
- You are interested in Vital Records summary/statistical information in greater detail than is provided here.
- You are interested in Vital Records information that is at the individual level rather than the summary level for analytic purposes.