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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Latest Data as of 5:00PM on Monday, March 8, 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 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 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 Friday

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.”

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:


Total Administered

First doses administered


Second doses administered




*NOTE: The first dose totals include 11,203 J&J doses administered

So far, half of Connecticut’s population over the age of 55 has received at least the first dose, including:

  • 75 percent of people over the age of 75;
  • 64 percent between the ages of 65 and 74; and
  • 25 percent between the ages of 55 and 64.

The state anticipates receiving about 137,000 first doses this week.

Those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine under Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program include all individuals over the age of 55, as well as all healthcare personnel, medical first responders, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, residents and staff of select congregate settings, and preK-12 school staff and professional childcare providers. Over the coming weeks, eligibility will expand based on age according to the following schedule:

  • March 22, 2021: Expands to ages 45 to 54
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to ages 35 to 44
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to ages 16 to 34

Information on Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program is available at

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

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

The newly identified case involves an individual who is between the age of 15 to 25 years old and is a resident of Greenwich. They were tested in early February and reported travel to Massachusetts.

Additional 15 cases of B.1.1.7 variant reported in Connecticut, bringing statewide total confirmed cases to 81; First death in Connecticut linked to B.1.1.7 variant reported

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that an additional 15 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 the variant to 81.

The specimen collection dates for these newly identified cases are from between January 29 and February 17, 2021, and the individuals involved range in age from 15 to 55 years old.

The 15 individuals are residents of the following towns:

  • Beacon Falls (1)
  • Bridgeport (1)
  • East Canaan (2)
  • Hamden (1)
  • Middletown (1)
  • New Hartford (1)
  • North Haven (1)
  • Oxford (1)
  • Rocky Hill (1)
  • Southington (1)
  • Waterbury (3)
  • Westbrook (1)

Additionally, the state today reported the first death of a Connecticut resident who was infected with the B.1.1.7 variant.

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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