COVID-19 infections are spiking once again as the weather starts to get colder in Eastern Connecticut. The daily infection rate which has been remaining between 5%-6% as of late has soared with December 7th’s report, getting to a very high 8.33%.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that the second cased of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been confirmed in Connecticut. Sequencing on the case was performed by the Yale School of Public Health.
Hospitalizations are increasing as well with an additional 25 Connecticut residents in the hospital with COVID-19 bringing the total to 525 residents in the hospital, 43 of which are in New London County and 25 in Windham County.
Here are some pretty sobering numbers…
Of the 525 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 400 (76.2%) are not fully vaccinated.
For the week beginning November 28, 2021, unvaccinated persons had a 4.5x greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated persons.
For the week beginning November 28, 2021, unvaccinated persons had a 31.1x greater risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated persons.
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.