Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts
Latest Data as of 3:00PM on Friday, January 28, 2022
(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022:
Data updates on testing in Connecticut
The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.
|Overall Summary||Total||Change Since Yesterday|
|COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)||696,070||+2,684|
|COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)||14,480,178||+27,580|
|Daily Test Positivity||—||9.73%|
|Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19||1,192||-78|
Of the 1,192 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 653 (54.8%) are not fully vaccinated.
For the week beginning January 16, 2022, unvaccinated persons had a 3.1x greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated persons.
For the week beginning January 16, 2022, unvaccinated persons had a 12.9x greater risk of dying from COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated persons.
Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated once per week every Thursday. The most recently reported total number of deaths is 9,908.
County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:
|County||Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations|
|New Haven County||353|
|New London County||102|
For a series of interactive graphs and maps that provide additional data, including metrics related to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as data broken down by every town and city in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “Data Tracker.”
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 COVIDCT to 888-777.
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.