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03/09/2022
(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 Wednesday, March 9, 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)
729,063
+330
COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)
15,255,009
+15,915
Daily Test Positivity

2.07%
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19
162
+11
Of the 162 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 70 (43.2%) are not fully vaccinated.
For the week beginning February 20, 2022, unvaccinated persons had a 3.1x greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated persons.
For the week beginning February 20, 2022, unvaccinated persons had a 17.5x 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 10,515.
County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:
County
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Fairfield County
37
Hartford County
44
Litchfield County
2
Middlesex County
5
New Haven County
59
New London County
13
Tolland County
1
Windham County
1
Total
162
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.”
Connecticut’s SNAP-eligible households to receive additional emergency food benefits March 18
The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will deliver more than $32.9 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to more than 214,000 Connecticut households on Friday, March 18, 2022. Monthly allocations of emergency SNAP benefits are going to all enrolled households, based on continuance of a declared public health emergency related to COVID-19 in Connecticut.
Authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, this federal allocation will provide a minimum of $95 in extra food aid to all enrolled families and individuals, raising the state’s total emergency SNAP funding to over $642.7 million since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Specifically:
For additional information about SNAP, visit www.ct.gov/snap.
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.

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