VAX FACTS

As COVID positivity continues to drop around the state, the Town of Stratford has also gone down further into the yellow level for the period of 2/20/22 – 3/05/22. Stratford has an average of 9.8 cases per 100,000 people per day during the period, a decrease of 1.1 since our last report on March 7th.

Stratford has an average of 10.9 cases per 100,000 people per day during the period, a decrease of 4 since our last report on February 28th. As of March 2nd, 2022, 78.92% of the town’s population had been vaccinated with at least a first dose.

The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 10,580 COVID-19 cases in Stratford, and 1,945 probable cases as of this March 7th, for a total of 12,525 cases. This represents an increase of 54 confirmed cases and no increase of probable cases since our last report of March 7, 2022The Health Department continues to monitor these trends.

Unfortunately there have been 194 deaths to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and loved ones of those lost in our community.

Note: Positive results from at-home COVID-19 tests are not included.

The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of March 9th, 2022, 79% of the town’s population had been vaccinated with at least a first dose.

As COVID positivity continues to drop around the state, the Town of Stratford has also gone down further into the yellow level for the period of 2/20/22 – 3/05/22. Stratford has an average of 9.8 cases per 100,000 people per day during the period, a decrease of 1.1 since our last report on March 7th.

Stratford has an average of 10.9 cases per 100,000 people per day during the period, a decrease of 4 since our last report on February 28th. As of March 2nd, 2022, 78.92% of the town’s population had been vaccinated with at least a first dose.

The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 10,580 COVID-19 cases in Stratford, and 1,945 probable cases as of this March 7th, for a total of 12,525 cases. This represents an increase of 54 confirmed cases and no increase of probable cases since our last report of March 7, 2022The Health Department continues to monitor these trends.

Unfortunately there have been 194 deaths to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and loved ones of those lost in our community.

Note: Positive results from at-home COVID-19 tests are not included.

The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of March 9th, 2022, 79% of the town’s population had been vaccinated with at least a first dose.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new framework to monitor the level of COVID-19 in communities that includes hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and cases. This new approach focuses on preventing hospitals and health care system from being overwhelmed and directing prevention efforts toward protecting people at high risk for severe illness.

The COVID-19 Community Level will inform CDC recommendations on prevention measures, like masking and testing. The guidelines include a U.S. county map with a color-coded system of “Low,” “Medium,” and “High” which are scheduled to be updated weekly:

·        Low—Green: Residents in these counties should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms.

·        Medium—Yellow:  Residents who are at high risk for severe illness in these counties should talk to their health care providers about when they need to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should also stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms.

·        High—Orange: Residents in these counties should wear a mask indoors in public; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for residents who are at high risk for severe illness.

As part of its weekly update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to list all eight Connecticut counties in the Low/Green category as part of its new COVID-19 Community Levels framework.

It’s important to note that residents who are more comfortable wearing a mask should continue to do so if they wish. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 also should wear a mask. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html.

COVID-19 Rapid Tests Available from Federal Government

Stratford residents can order up to four free rapid antigen coronavirus tests beginning Wednesday at this federal government website: covidtests.gov.

The Stratford Health Department continues to host vaccination clinics for those seeking first, second and booster doses of the Moderna or J & J vaccine. Please call the Stratford Health Department for more information – 203-385-4090.

Get Vaccinated and Boosted.

 

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