Coronavirus Update-More Wilton Cases, Paycheck Protection Reopened & Detailed Case Data

July 13th –The following are key takeaways since Friday from the CT DPH report as of 8:30 p.m. July 12th:

  • Wilton: 4 new cases reported. 
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, a 3-patient net decrease. Fairfield County, a 2-patient net decrease. 
  • Deaths: Statewide 23 deaths.  Fairfield County 5 deaths.  These numbers follow two days last week with no deaths. 

Since Phase 1 and Phase 2, Wilton cases have included, among others:

  • A larger share of younger residents.
  • Travel to more than one of the states impacted by CT’s quarantine.
  • Team sport activity.

During the height of the pandemic, Wilton case per person rate lagged our neighboring communities.  Now, we lead our non-urban neighbors with a rate of 1 case for every 81 residents.

1 Case per Residents

  

Stamford

39

Norwalk

42

Wilton 

81

Westport

89

Darien

100

Ridgefield

109

New Canaan

108

Weston

152

New cases are not fueled by our nursing or assisted living facilities. The incidence of cases at those facilities is decreasing. As of July 7th, the date of the most recent facility data:

  • During Phase 2,  8% of new cases were from a nursing or assisted living facility.
  • During Phase 1, 12% of new cases were from a nursing or assisted living facility.
  • Prior to Phase 1, 21% of new cases were from nursing or assisted living facility.

We must to do better to avoid reinstatement of restrictions, particularly those involving younger residents.  

  • If you travel to one of the states identified for quarantine, please quarantine for the full 14 days away from other household members.  
  • If you have a visitor from one of those same states, have them quarantine away from you and other household members. 
  • Whether within or outside your home, please maintain 6 feet of distance from those with whom you don’t reside and wear a face covering, unless you have a medical condition.
  • Avoid or minimize participation in higher risk activities.

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. July 12th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 230 cases, 23 additional since June 16th and 30 since May 19th
  • 1,991 residents tested, 841 since June 16th and 1,241since May 19th
  • 2,555 tests performed, 1,103 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 12th:

  • 16,954 cases, 573 additional since 6/16         47,510 cases, 2,081 additional since 6/16
  • 1,385 deaths, 33 additional since 6/16           4,371 deaths, 152 additional since 6/16
  • 23 hospitalized, 45 less than 6/16                   74 hospitalized, 112 less than 6/16

The Paycheck Protection Program has been extended.  New applications are being accepted through August 8th.  A link to more information is available on the Town’s Small Business Resource Page. 

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