As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont’s office provided the following updated totals as of 1pm on Sunday, May 17. In a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut, State officials released information on how the virus has affected the State county by county. The State said via its website that it is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week and that all data in the report is preliminary. Data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.
So far the total number of Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases stands at 37,419 statewide with 3,408 COVID-19-Associated Deaths across Connecticut. In Litchfield County, the total number of Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases stands at 1,269 with 10 Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations and 116 Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths. Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the State’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users.
On Friday, Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut will be distributing 50,000 infrared thermometers that it has secured for small businesses, nonprofits, and places of worship to support safe reopening activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses, nonprofits, and places of worship that would like to request equipment from the State’s supply of infrared thermometers will be requested to fill out a form online to indicate their request. The state has partnered with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and its affiliate CONNSTEP, a Connecticut-based business consulting firm, to distribute the thermometers. They will be delivered to the municipalities in which the organizations are located, and then the municipalities will contact the recipient entities to inform them of a time and location they can pick up their requested equipment.
If you would like to request a thermometer for your business, or for the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, visit ct.gov/coronavirus