Gov. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Thursday, April 29.
Gov. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Thursday, April 29.

At his Thursday, April 29 press conference, Gov. Ned Lamont reported that there were 486 new Covid cases in the state, which he said was the lowest rate in six months. The test positivity rate as of April 29 was low at 1.34 percent.

On Friday, April 30, the positive case rate climbed slightly to 786 cases, with a test positivity rate of 2.02 percent. He said that as of April 29. 1,320,485 residents have been fully vaccinated, with 1,872,361 first doses administered. As of April 30 383 residents are currently hospitalized with Covid symptoms, a drop of 20 patients from the previous day.

Starting on Saturday, May 1, several restrictions on businesses will be lifted. Businesses will be allowed to stay open until 12 midnight. Restrictions on outdoor dining will be lifted, including table size limits and alcohol will now be allowed to be served without food. 

Number of residents fully vaccinated as of April 30:

Litchfield County: 60,000
Winsted: 3,511 – 33.11 percent of population
Torrington: 11,315 – 33.24 percent
Barkhamsted: 1,491 – 41.35 percent
Colebrook: 542 – 38.71 percent
New Hartford: 2,751 – 41.33 percent
Norfolk: 605 – 31.72 percent 

Number of new cases from April 11 to April 24

Winsted: 26
Torrington: 1112
Colebrook: 1
New Hartford: 10
Norfolk: 3

Statistics as of Thursday, April 29

Total Covid cases in Connecticut: 339,233
Litchfield County total cases: 14,323

Total cases by town as of Thursday, April 29

Winsted: 602
Torrington: 3,448
Barkhamsted: 163
Colebrook: 56
New Hartford: 356
Norfolk: 66

Testing: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s drive-thru testing is at 211 High Street in Torrington. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Vaccination locations State vaccination information website:

CVS Pharmacy at 49 Main Street in Winsted is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals. Please note that if problems are experienced with Internet Explorer, try using the Google Chrome browser to navigate their site. Residents without computer access may call (888) 300-4419. Please click here for a link to make an appointment through CVS

Winsted Stop and Shop: 200 New Hartford Rd, Winsted  (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

Big Y Pharmacy: 504 Winsted Road, Torrington – (860) 489-2970

Petricones Torrington Pharmacy: 110 East Main Street, Torrington – (860) 489-5511

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.

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