Coronavirus Update-Bear Sightings & Case Data

June 6th –Today a resident sent me a photo of a black bear they encountered on their street.  This is the second black bear sighting in my general neighborhood in the last couple of weeks. According to data published by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), there have been 12 reported black bear sightings in Wilton this calendar year.  Residents can assist CT DEEP by reporting sightings on the department’s website. The website also contains helpful information, including black bear dos and don’ts.

CT DPH reported 106 new cases in Fairfield County or a pandemic-to-date total of 16,020. Wilton had 205 cases. Fairfield County hospitalizations decreased by 3 to 108 patients. Total deaths in Fairfield County increased by 5 to 1,309. 

Statewide, CT DPH reported 358 new cases for a total of 43,818 as of 8:30 p.m. yesterday. 248 cases have not yet been assigned to a municipality. 8,160 new tests were performed for a pandemic-to-date total of 293,474 in Connecticut.  Statewide deaths rose by 17 to 4,055. Statewide hospitalizations decreased by 17 patients to 333 patients.  

Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance.”  Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.    

As always, if you have any questions, please email the appropriate town department or me at [email protected].

Thank you,

Lynne Vanderslice

First Selectwoman