Coronavirus Update-More Wilton Cases, More Vehicle Thefts & Detailed Case Data

July 10th –The following are key takeaways from the CT DPH report as of 8:30 p.m. July 9th:

  • Wilton, 2 new cases reported. 
  • Statewide, after three days of increases, hospitalized Coronavirus patients decreased. Statewide, a 13-patient net decrease. Fairfield County, a 7-patient net decrease. 
  • Statewide, for the second time this week, there were no new deaths.

Wilton is trending opposite that of the State and Fairfield County.  During Phase 2, Wilton averaged .82 new cases per day.  During Phase 1, Wilton averaged only .25 cases per day. The Phase 2 rate is 228% greater than the Phase 1 rate.  During Phase 2, Fairfield County and the State each experienced a decline in their average new cases per day of 61% and 65%, respectively.

Our growth rate for cases during Phase 2 is not where we want to be as we look towards school starting next month.

Maintaining social distance and wearing a face covering, are the most effective means we all have of reducing the spread.  Please be vigilant  

  • Watch your distance
  • Wear a mask/face covering
  • Wash your hands

Last night, there were more vehicle thefts or thefts from vehicles in Wilton and surrounding communities.  They all have the same thing in common.  The vehicles are left unlocked and in some cases the keys left inside the unlocked vehicle. The thieves know they can find easy targets in Wilton and surrounding communities.  Past experience informs us, they will likely be released if they are arrested.  Many of you remember the vehicle thief arrested by the Wilton Police, who during the same week was arrested for vehicle theft in two other area communities. 

Police are patrolling the streets at night. But, with 127 miles of town-owned roads plus state and privately-owned roads, police can't be everywhere.  PLEASE DO YOUR PART.  LOCK YOUR VEHICLE.  No neighborhood is immune!

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. July 9th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 226 cases, 19 additional since June 16th and 26 since May 19th
  • 1,918 residents tested, 768 since June 16th and 1,168 since May 19th
  • 2,453 tests performed, 1,001 since June 16th
  • 41 deaths, no change since June 16th and 4 additional since May 19th

The State does not provide detailed data on antibody testing. 

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of 8:30 p.m. July 9th:

  • 16,906 cases, 525 additional since 6/16         47,287 cases, 1,858 additional since 6/16
  • 1,380 deaths, 28 additional since 6/16           4,348 deaths, 129 additional since 6/16
  • 25 hospitalized, 43 less than 6/16                   77 hospitalized, 109 less than 6/16

Connecticut’s travel advisory remains in effect. The State’s guidance is often changed or tweaked, so please read the guidance carefully on the day you are traveling to or from Connecticut.  Residents or visitors arriving in Connecticut from those states should quarantine for 14 days, unless they are an employee on work related travel while employed in a critical industry, as defined.  Individuals, for whom a 14-day quarantine is not possible, can enter the State if they had a negative Coronavirus viral test in the 72 hours prior to travel. FAQs are available on the webpage.

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