COVID-19 Update July 29–Wilton Cases Up 3 to 238, and Specific Case-Number Benchmarks for Schools Coming Soon

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Wilton saw its COVID-19-positive case total rise again on Wednesday, July 29, hitting 238 cases–a one-day increase of three (3) cases. The data also reflects an increase of 31 cases that have been reported in Wilton since the start of Phase 2 of Connecticut’s reopening, with seven (7) new cases recorded in the last week alone.

First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice reported that during a call with Gov. Ned Lamont’s team on Wednesday, Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona shared that he will be releasing COVID-19 benchmarks for local school districts on Thursday, July 30. The benchmarks are expected to be in the form of regional color-coded guidance based on positive case rates, indicating high-, medium-, and low-risk levels.

Statewide case numbers saw a big jump, in large part because previously unreported positive case- and test numbers were submitted to the state.

By the Numbers (July 29)

Here are the current updates related to the COVID-19 public health crisis in Wilton and across Connecticut in the Last week, as of 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28:

CT DPH reported the following for Wilton as of July 28:

  • Total Wilton cases:  238 (+3)
    • July 27:  235
    • July 26:  233 (* one case erroneously reported on July 23 was removed from the total count)
    • July 23:  234
    • July 22:  231
  • Total Wilton fatalities:  42 (+0; Unchanged since July 19)
  • Total Number of Wilton residents tested:  2,570 (+68)
  • Number of tests performed:  3,375 (+87)

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County as of July 28:

  • Total Fairfield County Cases:   17,773 (+279 since July 27)
    • Confirmed:  17,087
    • Probable:  646
  • Total Fairfield County Deaths:  1,404 deaths  (+1 since July 27)
    • Confirmed:  1,092
    • Probable:  312
  • Total Current Fairfield County Hospitalized patients:  19 (+1 since July 27)

CT DPH reported the following for statewide as of July 28:

    • Total CT cases: 49,540*  (+79 since July 27)
    • Total CT deaths:  4,425 (+2 since July 27)
    • Total Current State hospitalized patients:  53 (-1 since July 27)
    • Total tests performed in CT:  763,817* (+12,367 since July 27)

In addition to the 79 recently diagnosed cases and 12,367 tests, 384 cases and 750 tests performed between April and June were newly reported to the Department of Public Health in connection with a transition to electronic reporting by an out-of-state regional laboratory. For surveillance purposes, that data has been added to the total case and total test counts.

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.

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