Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 In Stratford As Of Today
The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 11,133 COVID-19 cases in Stratford and 1,990 probable cases as of May 10th, for a total of 13,123 cases. This represents an increase of 151 confirmed cases and an increase of 5 probable cases since our last report of May 2, 2022. The Health Department continues to monitor these trends. There have been 199 deaths to date.
The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of May 4th, 2022, 79.67% of the town’s population had been vaccinated with at least a first dose.
Second Booster Shot Recommended
The FDA and CDC now recommend a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain immunocompromised individuals 12 or older and all people over the age of 50. This second mRNA booster should be administered at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, adults who received a primary J&J vaccine and booster dose of J&J COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago should now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Data continue to show the importance of vaccination and booster doses to protect individuals both from infection and from severe outcomes of COVID-19.
The FDA has approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the second COVID-19 vaccine to gain full approval. The vaccine will now be marketed as “Spikevax” for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 18 years of age and older.
Test To Treat Now Open
The CT Department of Public Health has announced the opening of more than 40 “Test to Treat” sites in Connecticut, which will allow individuals to access COVID-19 treatment immediately after testing positive.
Through the newly launched nationwide Test to Treat initiative, people can get tested and – if they are positive and treatments are appropriate for them – fill a prescription from a health care provider, all in one location. Test to Treat sites, located at select pharmacies, urgent care centers, and federally qualified health centers.
DPH Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD states, “In order for COVID-19 treatments to work, they must be started early, within five days of when your symptoms start. The Test to Treat initiative provides eligible patients faster, easier access to potentially life-saving treatments.”
A web-based site locator is now available to make it easier to find Test to Treat locations. Those who may have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support locating a Test to Treat site can call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages – 8am to midnight ET, seven days a week.
The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is also available to specifically help people with disabilities access services. To get help, call 1-888-677-1199, Monday-Friday from 9am to 8pm ET or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.