Coronavirus Update-Testing Status & Case Data

June 13th-The State of Connecticut continues to recommend a focused Coronavirus testing strategy.  Per the State’s website, a person should be tested if:

  • “You have symptoms. (cough, fever, short of breath, loss of smell/taste)
  • You have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or have been contacted by a Contact Tracer and informed you have been on touch with a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • You live or work in a nursing home or assisted living facility
  • You work in a DOC facility, and all inmates
  • You work or live in congregate or group housing
  • You are an at-risk resident in a high-risk community: densely populated cities like Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury
  • First responders
  • Healthcare workers
  • Direct care employees and residents”

The website also notes: “These recommendations may evolve as the science of this pandemic becomes more clear, as the situation in CT evolves, and as testing becomes even more widely available.”  We continue to monitor the State’s recommendations.  If you require a test, you can easily locate testing centers by using the CT Testing Locator on the State’s 211 website or by calling 211. 

This past week there were 1,176 new cases statewide, with 257 new cases in Fairfield County.  There were also 131 Coronavirus deaths, 34 in Fairfield County.  The virus is still here.  We need to continue to follow the rules to protect ourselves, our family and our community. 

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of June 12th:

  • 206 cases, same as June 11th
  • 1,089 residents tested, 61additional since June 11th
    • 1,374 tests performed, 80 additional since June 11th
    • 1,143 negative test results, 77 additional since June 11th
    • 231 positive test results, 3 more than June 11th
  • 41 deaths, no change since June 11th
    • 20 laboratory-confirmed deaths
    • 21 probable deaths

The State does not provide detailed data on antibody testing. 

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of June 12th:

  • 16,277 cases, 99 additional since 6/11           44,994 cases, 305 additional since 6/11
  • 1,345 deaths, 8 additional since 6/11             4,186 deaths, 27 additional since 6/11
  • 81 hospitalized patients, same as 6/11           233 hospitalized, 11 less than 6/11

Face coverings are a key component to protect yourself, your family and your community. 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