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COVID Positivity Rate Up Slightly in State, But Remains Below 4 Percent

February 24, 2022

Connecticut's daily COVID-19 positivity rate bumped slightly to 3.99 percent on Feb. 24 as much of the state remained at moderate rates of transmission, according to newly released data from the state Department of Public Health. A day earlier, the state reported a positivity rate of 3.48 percent, only a month after the positivity rate soared into the mid-20s during the height of the Omicron surge. Twenty-three towns, most in the western portion of the state, are now classified as low transmission, with fewer than five cases per 100,000 people. "It's not exactly we're 100 percent safe or that we're 100 percent risk of death," says Dr. Ulysses Wu, Hartford HealthCare’s System Director of Infection Disease and Chief Epidemiologist.

Today's Numbers

Here are the latest case, test, positivity, hospitalization and death numbers:

COVID in Connecticut: Town-by-Town

Hover over any town in the map below to find case numbers from the past two weeks. Here's how the Centers for Disease and Prevention classifies transmission rate:
  • Low: Up to 10 cases per 100,000 people, or a test positivity rate of less than 5 percent.
  • Moderate: 10 to 50 cases per 100,000 people, or a positivity rate between 5 percent and 8 percent.
  • Substantial: 50 to 100 cases per 100,000, or a positivity rate between 8 percent and 10 percent.
  • High:100 or more cases per 100,000 people or a positivity rate of 10 percent or higher.

If You're Unvaccinated

The state Department of Public Health continues to report an elevated risk of infection and death associated with COVID-19: DPH COVID Risk

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Connecticut: Town-by-Town

Hover over any town in the map below to find the percent coverage.