The NVHD office and WIC office are currently closed to the public and walk-ins. Please call 203-881-3255 x0 to make an appointment.

For information regarding the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), visit www.NVHD.org/coronaviruses/COVID-19 or call 2-1-1.

Data

Definitions

  • Laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19: Individual who has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in at least one respiratory specimen at the CDC laboratory.
  • Presumptive positive case of COVID-19: Individual who has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in at least one respiratory specimen, but testing was conducted at the local or state level. Currently, presumptive positive cases must have samples undergo confirmatory testing at CDC.

 

 

  • Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Associated Death: Patient who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death; this is not a determination of the cause of death.
  • Probable COVID-19 Associated Death: Persons who were not tested for COVID-19 whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or as a significant condition contributing to deaths

NVHD Jurisdiction

**Please remember, this data is preliminary and subject to change.**

Test results may be reported several days after the result. Patient information may be updated after results have already been reported. Changes will be reflected in the new daily totals.

Data sources include: The Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory, Hospitals, and Commercial Laboratories.

 Last updated September 28, 2020 at 7:00PM

 

483 (~27%) of the 1,848 confirmed cases among Valley residents, are individuals who currently reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or other similar setting.

186 (~38%) of the 483 individuals have died due to COVID-19 complications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above graph includes both living and deceased. The graph includes residents who may currently be inpatient at area hospital(s).

Please be advised that some towns have multiple facilities reporting COVID-19 cases. Cases are reported by the individuals permanent address, not the town of the facility in which they may be receiving treatment or recovering.  This data is subject to change since some individuals may end up leaving a facility to recover at their permanent place of residence/homes or may become permanent residents of a facility.

When an individual or worker tests positive for COVID-19 within an assisted living facility and/or nursing home, the investigation is led by the State Department of Public Health (DPH) and the State Facility Licensing and Investigation Section (FLIS).  The NVHD remains in communication with the facilities as well as our state agency partners during the investigation.

CT DPH Interim Guidance for Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) Testing in Nursing Homes

For public health surveillance, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 associated deaths are defined as patients who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death; this is not a determination of the cause of death. The health district does not have further details including whether there may have been underlying health issues or other contributing factors.

On April 10, 2020, the State Department of Public Health started to include COVID-19 deaths that are not laboratory-confirmed in daily reporting. NVHD will now report on COVID-19 associated deaths including both a) persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (laboratory-confirmed) and b) persons who were not tested for COVID-19 whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or as a significant condition contributing to deaths (probable) in Table 2.

CT Data

State Department of Education School Learning Model Indicators, including primary and secondary metrics, are updated weekly on Thursday’s and can be accessed at https://data.ct.gov/stories/s/CT-School-Reopening/ddy2-ijgu/.

Key leading indicators to support decision-making on the level of in-person education is:

  1. Number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 per day (7-day average).

Secondary indicators include:

  1. Percent test positivity (# of positive tests/# of total tests, 7-day average),
  2. Number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 population (7-day average),
  3. COVID-like and Influenza-like Illness (CLI and ILI) Syndromic Surveillance.

 

CT COVID-19 Data Resources

CT Interactive Map of Confirmed Cases

The State of CT Joint Information Center (JIC) oversees the release of information about this epidemic to the public, including the latest COVID-19 testing data. The aggregate data are posted here:  https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

“The data in the DPH report are preliminary and subject to change.  At this point in the pandemic, local health departments may hear about a case of COVID-19 directly from a hospital or a medical provider before the DPH receives the laboratory report.  For this reason, a local health department’s COVID-19 case data may be more up to date than the DPH town-level data on a given day.  When this happens, we are asking our local health department colleagues to call the DPH Epidemiology Program and provide the case information to one of our epidemiologists and we will enter the case information into the surveillance database.” – CT DPH

 

National Data

The CDC data is updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Global Data

John’s Hopkins Global Dashboard of Global Cases

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS)