Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert
Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert:.
New Haven County Now Upgraded To The ” High Transmission” Category
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Centers for Disease Control has now placed New Haven County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. New Haven is the first county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category– the other seven Connecticut counties are still classified by the CDC as remaining in the “Substantial Transmission” classification.
The High Transmission category– which is the most severe as specified by the CDC– is 100 or more cases per 100,000 people or a positivity rate of 10 percent or higher over the previous 7 days.
The Substantial Transmission category is 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 or a positivity rate in between 8 and 10 percent over the past 7 days.
With the continuous fast boost in cases of COVID-19 in the state over the last 14 days due to the spread of the Delta variant, the Connecticut Department of Public Health highly suggests that ALL CONNECTICUT homeowners over age two years, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, go back to using masks when in indoor public areas..
Immunized and unvaccinated individuals at high threat for complications from COVID-19, consisting of those with jeopardized body immune systems, diabetes, asthma, other lung illness, pregnancy, or obesity, must also avoid large indoor gatherings that might include a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Vaccination remains the most crucial defense against health problem and hospitalization from COVID-19. So-called “vaccine advancement” cases have happened in Connecticut, however they stay unusual, and the large bulk of hospitalizations and deaths in Connecticut and around the country are in unvaccinated people. DPH strongly recommends that unvaccinated individuals vaccinated as soon as possible to help stop the continuous spread of the Delta variant..
So-called “vaccine development” cases have actually taken place in Connecticut, but they stay uncommon, and the large majority of hospitalizations and deaths in Connecticut and around the nation are in unvaccinated people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 5, 2021
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