(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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022:
Data updates on testing in Connecticut
The following is a summary of newly reported data on COVID-19 in Connecticut from the past 7 days.
(except for hospital census)
Past 7 days
Positive PCR/NAAT Tests
All PCR/NAAT Tests
Test Positivity (pos/all PCR/NAAT)
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19
COVID-19 Associated Deaths
*Although this week’s report indicates the addition of 56 new deaths, 20 occurred during the month of December 2022. The remaining 36 are from a backlog in reporting and occurred between January 2021 and September 2022.
To read the full data report, visit data.ct.gov/coronavirus and click the button labeled, “Data Report.” That website also contains several other data reports, including on the topics of vaccinations, schools, nursing homes, child care, congregate settings, and economic impact.
Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut
The following data was reported to the CT WiZ immunization information system as of December 14, 2022.
Total number of people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19:
At least one dose
Completed primary series
Bivalent booster received
Percent of people with at least one dose by age group:
To locate a vaccination clinic in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.
Data updates on breakthrough cases in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reporting that as of December 7, 2022, a total of 302,971 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated persons in Connecticut have been identified. Those cases account for 10.18% of the nearly 2.8 million people in the state who are fully vaccinated.
For more data on breakthrough cases in Connecticut, see pages 5 and 6 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.
Data updates on variants in Connecticut
The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents as of today:
For more information on variants, see pages 7 and 8 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.
Connecticut’s SNAP-eligible households to receive additional emergency food benefits Friday, December 16
The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will deliver more than $34.9 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to approximately 218,800 Connecticut households on Friday, December 16, 2022. Monthly allocations of emergency SNAP benefits are going to all enrolled households, based on continuance of a declared public health emergency related to COVID-19 in Connecticut.
Authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, this federal allocation will provide a minimum of $95 in extra food aid to all enrolled families and individuals, raising the state’s total emergency SNAP funding to more than $964 million since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
In light of recent reports of skimming and phishing scams affecting EBT cardholders, DSS continues to strongly recommend that clients change the PIN for their EBT cards periodically to prevent theft as especially before this deposit.
For additional information about SNAP, visit www.ct.gov/snap.
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 ct.gov/coronavirus. 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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