Dec 2, 2021 CT Coronavirus Response Update

December 3, 2021

The Office of the Governor provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 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 Total Change Since Yesterday
COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable) 424,412 +1,627
COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen) 12,438,836 +24,940
Daily Test Positivity 6.52%
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 414 +29
Overall Summary Total Change Since Last Wednesday*
COVID-19 Associated Deaths* 8,909 +44

*Data on COVID-19 deaths is normally updated once per week every Thursday, however last week it was updated on Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Of the 414 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 324 (78.3%) are not fully vaccinated.

Compared to being vaccinated, being unvaccinated currently has the following relative risk:

  • 5 times higher risk of being infected with COVID-19
  • 33 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19
  • 11 times higher risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19

County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:

County Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Fairfield County 87
Hartford County 115
Litchfield County 21
Middlesex County 18
New Haven County 118
New London County 36
Tolland County 5
Windham County 14
Total 414

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 ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “Data Tracker.”
Data updates on breakthrough cases in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reporting that as of December 1, 2021, a total of 25,179 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated persons in Connecticut have been confirmed. Of the more than 2.4 million people in Connecticut who have completed their vaccine series, 1.04% have contracted the virus.

For more data on breakthrough cases in Connecticut, see page 6 through 9 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.
Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:

Dose Total Administered
Series started 2,755,648
Series completed 2,477,855
Additional doses 610,733

As of today, Connecticut residents who have received at least one dose by age group includes:

  • >95% of those over the age of 65
  • 94% of those between 55-64
  • 85% of those between 45-54
  • 86% of those between 35-44
  • 79% of those between 25-34
  • 73% of those between 18-24
  • 81% of those between 16-17
  • 73% of those between 12-15
  • 24% of those between 5-11

Source: Coverage data is based on what is reported to CT WiZ, except the estimated coverage for 65 years and older, which is taken from the CDC COVID Data Tracker.

All Connecticut residents over the age of 5 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. To locate a vaccination clinic, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.
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:

Variants of concern

  • B.1.617.2 and AY lineages (Delta): 10,799 cases
  • B.1.1.529 (Omicron): 0 cases

Variants being monitored

  • B.1.1.7 and Q lineages (Alpha): 3,525 cases
  • B.1.351 and descendent lineages (Beta): 42 cases
  • P.1 and descendent lineages (Gamma): 221 cases
  • B.1.427/429 (Epsilon): 215 cases
  • B.1.525 (Eta): 21 cases
  • B.1.526 (Iota): 1,594 cases
  • B.1.617.1 (Kappa): 7 cases
  • B.1.617.3: 0 cases
  • B.1.621, B.1.621.1 (Mu): 122 cases
  • P.2 (Zeta): 9 cases

For more information on variants, see pages 10 and 11 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.
Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 135 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 135 municipalities are currently in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.