COVID-19 Update Aug. 17: New Cases in Wilton (3) and Surrounding Towns (47), Numbers Rising in Young People

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First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice provided an update Monday evening on the town’s current COVID-19 status, confirming that as of Sunday, Aug. 16, there have been three new Wilton cases of the coronavirus reported to CT Department of Public Health officials since last Friday (Aug. 13).

What’s more, all of the nine surrounding communities reported increases of at least one or more positive cases over the three days:

Town New Cases (Aug. 16) Total Cases
Wilton  3 246
Westport 3 339
Weston 2 78
Stamford 16 3,482
Ridgefield 4 243
Norwalk 11 2,163
New Canaan 1 202
Greenwich 4 939
Fairfield 3 729
Darien 3 246

 

  • Statewide: 1.1% of tests performed reported positive.
  • Hospitalized Patients: Statewide, 14-net patient decrease. Fairfield County, 6-net patient decrease.
  • Deaths: Statewide, 3 deaths.  Fairfield County, 1 death

Vanderslice said the town does not have demographic data for the new cases in Wilton, but that “younger residents continue to make up a larger share of statewide new cases.”

She provided a breakdown by age range for new cases reported as of Aug. 16 compared to total cases as of two months ago on June 16, the day prior to the start of Phase 2.

Statewide–Ages

New Cases as of Aug. 16

Total Cases Before Phase 2

0-9 5.5% 1%
10-19 14.5% 3%
20-29 20% 12%
30-39 21% 14%
40-59 27% 31%
60 plus 12% 39%

 

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. August 16th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

By the Numbers (Aug. 16)

Here are the current updates related to the COVID-19 public health crisis in Wilton and across Connecticut (changes since Friday, Aug.14), as of 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16:

CT DPH reported the following for Wilton as of Aug. 16

  • Total Wilton cases:  246 (+3)
  • Total Wilton fatalities:  42 (+0; Unchanged since July 19)
  • Total Number of Wilton residents tested:  3,201 (+138)
  • Number of tests performed:  4,306  (+197)

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County as of Aug. 16:

  • Total Fairfield County Cases:  18,317 (+34)
  • Total Fairfield County Deaths:  1,411 (+1)
  • Total Current Fairfield County Hospitalized patients:  11  (-6)

CT DPH reported the following for statewide as of Aug. 16:

  • Total CT cases:   51,967  (+370)
  • Total CT deaths:  4,456  (+3)
  • Total Current State hospitalized patients:  42 (-14)
  • Total tests performed in CT:  979,952  (+44272)

It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths reported to either OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.

Visit the state’s coronavirus webpage for several additional charts and tables containing more data groups, including a town-by-town breakdown of positive cases in each municipality and a breakdown of cases and deaths among age groups.