Lamont: No new COVID restrictions as CT positivity rate surges
For the first time since mid-May, Connecticut’s COVID daily positivity rate has topped 2 percent, but Gov. Ned Lamont said he does not believe new restrictions or mandates are needed to address the rising infections.Source: New Haven Register
You got a coronavirus vaccine. But you still became infected. How did that happen?
Within the past week, positive coronavirus test results were delivered to at least three New York Yankees players, an Olympic gymnast alternate, multiple state lawmakers from Texas, a White House official and a staffer in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. They also had this in common: All were fully immunized with coronavirus vaccines, their cases known as breakthrough infections.Source: The Washington Post
COVID cases grow as Delta variant takes hold in CT
Connecticut’s COVID metrics continue to inch upwards, with 409 new reported cases Monday — representing a 1.53% positivity rate — as the Delta variant’s foothold in the state grows stronger. Connecticut is currently posting a seven-day positivity rate that is comparable with its numbers from early May.Source: CT Mirror
Delta fears grip economy as cases jump across the country
The delta variant of the coronavirus is sweeping through the United States, raising the average number of cases to 30,000 per day, crowding hospitals in areas with large numbers of unvaccinated people and spurring questions about the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.Source: The Hill
Cities turn to young people as CT's vaccination rate lags amid delta variant concern
With cities struggling to get younger residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some local leaders are turning to campaigns with social media influencers or incentives like gift cards for people who get a shot.Source: CT Insider
Could the Tokyo Olympics become a 'global superspreading event'?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last month announced protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. But with the opening ceremony now just over a week away, some infectious disease experts are warning the planned precautions may be insufficient.Source: Advisory Board
Daily coronavirus updates: Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate again above 1% as Delta strain becomes ‘dominant’ in state
Connecticut reported a COVID-19 positivity rate above 1% for the second day in a row Thursday, in the latest sign that coronavirus transmission in the state has begun to slightly tick upward, likely due in part to the presence of the Delta variant.Source: Hartford Courant
What vaccinated people should know about Covid-19 exposure, tests and more
(CNN) Being fully vaccinated against coronavirus comes with a certain degree of exciting freedom. It can also trigger a new set of mental gymnastics when you're experiencing possible Covid-19 symptoms or exposed to the virus.Source: CNN Health