Gov.. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Monday, March 29.
Gov.. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Monday, March 29.

According to state statistics, from Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, there were 3,229 more Covid cases in the state, bringing the number of total cases to 308,439.The test positivity rate for all three days is 3.53 percent, which Gov. Ned Lamont said was both the seven and 14 day average but “it has pretty much plateaued.” There are now 498 residents currently hospitalized due to Covid symptoms and 7,883 deaths.

Vaccinations: According to state statistics, 684,200 residents have been fully vaccinated and 1,189,197 first doses have been administered. This week, Governor Lamont announced that over 240,000 first doses will be administered. Starting on Thursday, April 1, residents 16 years and older will be eligible for the Covid vaccine.

Gov. Lamont announced that, also starting on April 1, residents who are classified as medically high risk will have priority access to the vaccine. 

Gov. Lamont announced that the state is planning for vaccination clinics both at colleges and high schools in May. He said that colleges would be using Johnson and Johnson vaccines, while high schools would be using Pfizer vaccines. He added that the clinics are still in the planning stages by the state, colleges, and local school districts.

Gov. Lamont also announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be using a mobile vaccination unit around the state. State Rep. Maria Horn (D-64) announced on her Facebook page that a mobile vaccination unit would be in Winsted on Wednesday, April 14. However, she did not announce at which locations or at what times the unit will be operating.

Town by town rates:

Winsted, March 28: 553
Winsted, March 25: 544

Torrington, March 28: 3,075
Torrington, Mach 25: 3,020

Barkhamsted, March 28: 141
Barkhamsted, March 25: 139

Colebrook, March 28: 49
Colebrook, March 25: 45

New Hartford, March 28: 316
New Hartford, March 25: 311

Norfolk, March 28: 62
Norfolk, March 25: 62

Total cases Litchfield: 12,713

Testing: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s drive-thru testing is at 211 High Street in Torrington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).

Vaccination locations

CVS Pharmacy at 49 Main Street in Winsted is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals.
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Please click here for a link to make an appointment through CVS

Winsted Stop and Shop: (860) 738-2707

Other vaccine providers – all located in Torrington:
Walmart Pharmacy – 970 Torringford Street – no phone appointments available

Walgreens Pharmacy – 28 Elm Street – no phone appointments available

Torrington Area Health District – 350 Main Street – no phone appointments available—VAMS-Support

Hartford Healthcare 153 South Main Street – 860-827-7690

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – 540 Main Street – 860-827-7690

Mental health resources: 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-444-3339 or text “LISTEN” 741-741
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals: Mental health and substance use assessments, treatment, and referrals. Financial assistance available 860-567-4437

Addiction: Community Outreach and Recovery Navigator Sarah Toomey 860-309-3845. Free and confidential support, resources, NARCAN, harm reduction for the entire family.
Western CT Mental Health: Higher level of psychiatric and substance abuse care 860-496-3700.

To send community information, including resources for residents, email winstedphoenix@gmail.comq