CT Weekend Coronavirus Update

CT Weekend Coronavirus Update. The latest updates as of October 2, 2020.

As of Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont said hospitalizations were at 110. Cases totaled 58,297. Deaths were at 4,513 since the start of the pandemic in Connecticut. Please Scroll through entire page for important info.

For a complete town-by-town breakdown of the cases, click here.

CLICK HERE for the press release on the latest guidance on Phase 3 to reopen CT, see below for a quick glance at some key info.

Connecticut Department of Public Health issues COVID-19 alert for Norwich after significant spike in new cases

The Connecticut Department of Public Health late last night issued a COVID-19 alert for Norwich due to a recent spike of new cases over the last two weeks. The department if working with local officials to get the word out in the community to take extra precautions, including:

  • Limiting trips outside the home;
  • Wearing masks anytime when leaving the house;
  • Avoiding indoor gatherings with people who are not part of the household; and
  • Not attending large outdoor gatherings

Between September 13 and 26, there were at least 84 new COVID-19 cases in Norwich, raising the daily case rate to 24 per 100,000 – the highest rate in the state.

The following is a list of testing locations that are available in Norwich this weekend. Testing at each of these locations is free and no appointment is necessary:

Friday, October 2

  • The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center (47 Town Street, Norwich); 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Backus Hospital (326 Washington Street, Norwich); 8:00 am. To 4:00 p.m.
  • Hartford Healthcare Office Building (11 Stott Avenue, Norwich); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 3

  • Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School (25 Mahan Drive, Norwich); 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Backus Hospital (326 Washington Street, Norwich); 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Three Rivers Community College (574 New London Turnpike, Norwich); 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Uncas School (290 Elizabeth Street Extension, Norwich); 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 4

  • Norwich Adult Education (191 Hickory Street, Norwich); 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Backus Hospital (325 Washington Street, Norwich); 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Three Rivers Community College (574 New London Turnpike, Norwich); 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information on the COVID-19 alert issued for Norwich, read the press release issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCTto888-777.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

Getty Images

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content