Coronavirus Update-Today’s Takeaways, Ease of Testing, Travel Advisory Changes & Detailed Case Data

July 7th –The following are key takeaways from the CT DPH report as of 8:30 p.m. July 6th:

  • Wilton, no change in cases
  • Statewide, no new deaths.  This is a significant milestone and is the first day without a new death since the early days of Coronavirus.
  • Statewide, hospitalized Coronavirus patients increased by 14 patients.  The increase was spread across the State. Fairfield County was up by 1.
  • Statewide, those aged 29 or younger accounted for 33% of the new cases since the start of Phase 1, with ages 20-29 at 23%, ages 10-19 at 7% and ages 0-9 at 3%.  Prior to Phase 1, those aged 29 or younger accounted for 14.6% of cases. 

Although Coronavirus testing is readily available, some residents have expressed apprehension about the test due to concerns that it may be painful.  I had the long swab test last week.  It was not painful. There was some discomfort during the swabbing, but otherwise nothing.  Please don’t let possible discomfort stop you should you need to be tested. Testing locations are found on the State’s 2-1-1 website. FAQs about testing are available here. Please remember the test result is only good for the moment in time when the test was performed.  I was negative as of last Tuesday.  I continue to wear a mask and social distance to protect myself and others should my status have changed since Tuesday.  

Please follow common sense health guidance and

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

Three states, Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma were added to the list of states included in Connecticut’s travel advisory. 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 three states and 16 other states must quarantine for 14 days, unless they are an employee on work related travel while employed in a critical industry as defined.  The restriction of the exemption to work related travel is new. 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.

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. July 6th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 223 cases, 16 additional since June 16th and 23 since May 19th
  • 1,852 residents tested, 702 since June 16th and 1,102 since May 19th
  • 2,333 tests performed, 906 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 6th:

  • 16,837 cases, 456 additional since 6/16         47,033 cases, 1,604 additional since 6/16
  • 1,377 deaths, 25 additional since 6/16           4,338 deaths, 119 additional since 6/16
  • 26 hospitalized, 42 less than 6/16                   83 hospitalized, 103 less than 6/16

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