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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Latest Data as of 4:00PM on Friday, March 19, 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 19, 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.”

Mandatory requirements of Connecticut’s travel advisory no longer in effect as of today, however caution continues to be urged

As the result of an executive order regarding Connecticut’s travel advisory that Governor Lamont signed on Thursday, the mandatory requirements for people who travel outside of Connecticut, including those related to self-quarantining after travel, is no longer in effect as of today. However, the Connecticut Department of Public Health continues to urge the state’s residents and those who are traveling to the state to be cautious and follow the latest travel-related guidance from the state and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those who are planning travel outside of Connecticut are urged to visit to read the latest recommendations.

Department of Revenue Services extends deadline for Connecticut individual income tax returns to May 17, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services today announced that the filing and payment deadline for Connecticut individual income tax returns is being extended to Monday, May 17, 2021.

The extension aligns the state with recent announcement by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to extend the deadline for federal returns to the same date in order to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, read the press release issued by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

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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