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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Latest Data as of 4:00PM on Friday, March 12, 2021

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

Overall Summary


Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)



COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)



Daily Test Positivity



Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19



COVID-19 Associated Deaths



County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:


Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County


Hartford County


Litchfield County


Middlesex County


New Haven County


New London County


Tolland County


Windham County




For a series of interactive graphs and maps that provide additional data, including metrics related to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as data broken down by every town and city in Connecticut, visit and click the link that is labeled, “Data Tracker.”

Additional four cases of B.1.351 variant reported in Connecticut, bringing statewide total confirmed cases to six

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that an additional four cases of the B.1.351 variant of COVID-19, commonly known as the South African variant, have been reported in Connecticut, bringing the statewide total number of confirmed cases of this variant to six.

The individuals involved in all six cases are residents of the following towns:

  • Ansonia: 2
  • Danbury: 1
  • Greenwich: 1
  • New Milford: 2

Additional 93 cases of B.1.1.7 variant reported in Connecticut, bringing statewide total confirmed cases to 174

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that an additional 93 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19, commonly known as the UK variant, have been reported among Connecticut residents, bringing the statewide total number of confirmed cases of this variant to 174.

The individuals involved in all 174 cases are residents of the following towns:

  • Beacon Falls: 1
  • Bloomfield: 1
  • Branford: 6
  • Bridgeport: 7
  • Bristol: 1
  • Burlington: 1
  • Cheshire: 3
  • Cromwell: 1
  • East Haven: 5
  • Fairfield: 1
  • Greenwich: 2
  • Guilford: 2
  • Hamden: 6
  • Madison: 1
  • Meriden: 5
  • Middlefield: 1
  • Middletown: 1
  • Naugatuck: 3
  • New Britain: 1
  • New Hartford: 1
  • New Haven: 34
  • North Branford: 7
  • North Canaan: 2
  • North Haven: 4
  • Norwich: 1
  • Oxford: 7
  • Prospect: 1
  • Rocky Hill: 2
  • Seymour: 2
  • Shelton: 1
  • Southbury: 2
  • Southington: 2
  • Stamford: 4
  • Stratford: 2
  • Thomaston: 2
  • Thompson: 1
  • Torrington: 1
  • Wallingford: 14
  • Waterbury: 16
  • Watertown: 2
  • West Hartford: 1
  • West Haven: 10
  • Westbrook: 1
  • Wethersfield: 1
  • Wilton: 1
  • Windham: 1
  • Wolcott: 1
  • Woodbridge: 1

Additional SNAP benefits coming March 17 to 120,000 Connecticut households

The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will provide $19.5 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to more than half of Connecticut’s SNAP-eligible households on Wednesday, March 17. The allocation will bring an average of $157 in extra food assistance benefits to eligible households, raising the total emergency SNAP funding for Connecticut to over $238.3 million since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 120,000 households that are not currently receiving the maximum benefits allowed for their household size. This means that all households enrolled in SNAP will receive the maximum food benefit allowable for their household size, even if they are not usually eligible for the maximum benefit because of income or other factors.


  • Approximately 120,000 of the 218,280 SNAP-participating households statewide will receive the emergency benefits in March.
  • With this additional $19.5 million allocation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, emergency benefits are totaling over $238.3 million in additional SNAP assistance statewide during April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2020; and January, February and March 2021, with commensurate spending in the food economy.
  • The average emergency benefit amount a household will see on its electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card on March 17 is $157.
  • All participating households also received their normal SNAP benefits, including the previously announced 15 percent increase from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, on the first three days of each month they normally do, according to last name.
  • If a household is granted regular SNAP benefits on or after March 17 and is also eligible for the emergency supplemental benefits, the latter benefits will be added to the EBT card on a Friday, depending on the date of granting.
  • As outlined in President Biden’s January 22, 2021, executive order, the USDA is considering new guidance that would allow states to increase SNAP emergency benefit allocations for those households currently not eligible to receive it. Until this guidance is received, the state is only able to provide emergency benefits to those households not currently receiving the maximum benefit for their household size.

Emergency benefits allow the household’s SNAP benefit to increase to the maximum allotment for a household of that size as follows:

Household Size

Maximum Benefit Amount

















For each additional person, add $176.

For example, if a household of two normally receives $330 of SNAP benefits in March, $100 would bring this household up to the maximum benefit for its size. This household will receive a $100 emergency benefit on March 17.

For additional information about SNAP, visit

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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