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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Latest Data as of 4:00PM on Friday, February 5, 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, February 5, 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.”

Weekly update on hospital capacity in Connecticut

The following document contains weekly data regarding hospital capacity in Connecticut. This report is issued each Friday.

Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment hotline expanding to 12 hours per day, 7 days a week

Working in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the United Way of Connecticut today announced plans to expand availability and access to COVID-19 vaccine scheduling through the state’s vaccine appointment hotline.

Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, the hotline will have expanded hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days per week. A total of 125 trained contact specialists will answer calls and will have the capability of booking up to 10,000 appointments per week at 12 locations across Connecticut.

The phone number to call to schedule a vaccine appointment is 877-918-2224.

Appointments can also continue to be made online by visiting

This added capacity will be very important as Connecticut begins to receive larger supplies of vaccine doses on a weekly basis and prepares to expand Phase 1b eligibility in the coming weeks to include individuals between the ages of 65 to 74. Currently, the state’s vaccination program is open to residents who are over the age of 75. As more doses become available, the priority groups will expand during the month of February.

The United Way reiterates that language assistance is available for those who need it, and those who are hearing impaired can access the vaccine appointment hotline by dialing 7-1-1.

For more information, read the press release that was issued today by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

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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