NORTHWEST CORNER — The state’s Covid test positivity rate continues to remain high, with a rate of 3.52 on Thursday, Aug. 12.
There are now a total of 361,294 reported Covid cases across the state, an increase of 3,218 from last week.
New Hartford, Winsted, and Torrington are all now under a “yellow alert” – five to nine new cases per 100,000 residents.
Barkhamsted is under an “orange alert” – 10 to 14 new cases per 100,000 residents.
As of Aug. 12, Litchfield County has 15,132 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,923 cases from last week, and three residents hospitalized for Covid symptoms which is the same rate from last week.
Statistics by town
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Vaccination clinics/press releases:
Vaccines.gov – find COVID-19 vaccine clinics in your area.
Hartford HealthCare Health Center in Winsted Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? Members of the community 12 years and over can receive FREE COVID-19 vaccines at these two Hartford HealthCare locations during the month of July:
- Hartford HealthCare Health Center – 80 South Main Street, Winsted on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10AM to 12PM
- Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington on Saturdays, 9AM to 4PM
Walk-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment with your MyChart account. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinics Coming to Winsted
The Town of Winchester School System has teamed up with the State of Connecticut Department of Health and Griffin Health Services to hold a mobile COVID 19 vaccination clinic at Isabelle Pearson Middle School on the following dates:
- Saturday August 28th from 10AM to 5PM
- September 18th from 10AM to 5PM
These are walk-in clinics, and no pre-registration is required.
Griffin Health will have the Pfizer vaccine available for anyone age 12 and older.
The second clinic on September 18th will be held for for everyone to receive their second dose of the vaccine that received their first dose at the August 28th clinic.