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Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Latest Data as of 4:00PM on Friday, March 26, 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 26, 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.”

Connecticut Department of Public Health partners with Access Health CT to increase vaccine access

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of agreement with Access Health CT, a quasi-public state agency, to increase vaccine access in communities high on the social vulnerability index (SVI). The partnership will utilize and expand on Access Health CT’s existing outreach infrastructure.

Under this agreement, Access Health CT will amend its current contract with Faneuil, Inc. to support call center services for the Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Assist Line, and with Grossman Solutions for outreach to raise awareness and encourage individuals across Connecticut to receive any one of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the agreement, the budget for the call center support is $5.3 million and the budget for outreach, including door-to-door canvassing in ten municipalities, is for a maximum of $2.9 million. The department is currently in the planning stages with Access Health CT, and job opportunities have been posted to Outreach activities will begin later in the spring.

The door-to-door canvassing program will focus on knocking on doors in areas of need and getting residents scheduled for vaccination appointments. It will also support the advertising of mobile and pop-up clinics. This program will be executed with the collaboration of local public health and municipal leaders. Organizers will also work to assist residents in hosting virtual house parties with their friends and neighbors to help ensure residents have the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and can share their experiences.

“Our continued goal is to ensure that every resident of Connecticut who wants a shot gets a shot, especially our residents in underserved and vulnerable communities,” Connecticut Public Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford said. “Access Health CT is a natural partner in this effort with existing resources, infrastructure, and experience in conducting outreach efforts in hard-to-reach, underserved communities. Access Health CT is also already a close partner with the state in operating an eligibility call center, and this memorandum of agreement builds on that existing partnership. Soon, we will be able to deploy outreach workers to go door-do-door in our high SVI communities to talk directly with residents about the importance of vaccination, what to expect before, during, and after vaccination, and to assist with information on available local clinics and access to transportation to those clinics.”

“As the COVID-19 public health emergency endures, Access Health CT continues to remain focused on the health and wellbeing of Connecticut residents,” Access Health CT CEO James Michel said. “This means getting the word out about the COVID-19 vaccine to communities statewide that need it most. Door-to-door canvassing along with other outreach efforts will help ensure Connecticut residents, especially those hard to reach communities, have vaccination facts and resources to enable them to make informed choices about their 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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