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 coronavirus COVID-19, visit www.NVHD.org/coronaviruses/COVID-19 or call 2-1-1.

Data

Definitions

NVHD Jurisdiction Data

Every day, the Naugatuck Valley Health District will provide updates on the data available for cases here in the Valley.

Press Release – COVID-19 NVHD Case Update – March 24 2020

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by their healthcare provider and by the Naugatuck Valley Health District.

For individuals who are inpatient at acute care hospitals and test positive, the hospital will lead their investigation but are still counted in this section under their residence town.

Also counted in this section are individuals who reside at assisted living facilities and/or nursing homes. Those investigations are led by the State Department of Public Health (DPH) and the State Facility Licensing and Investigation Section (FLIS).

NVHD will continue to reach out to community members who test positive for COVID-19 that do not meet the above criteria.

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

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

 Last updated April 7, 2020 at 5:00PM

Town/City Laboratory Confirmed Cases
COVID-19 Related Deaths
Negative Laboratory Reports Received
Ansonia 41   41
Beacon Falls 14   14
Derby 26   42
Naugatuck 52   29
Seymour 33  1 68
Shelton 147 27
50
Total 313 28*
244

*Included in the laboratory confirmed cases.

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.

Of the total deceased, twenty six were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. The COVID-19 related deaths reported by NVHD have been confirmed through laboratory testing.  Suspected COVID-19 related deaths are not being reported by NVHD.

As of 4PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 99 (~32%) of the 313 confirmed cases among Valley residents, are individuals who currently reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or other similar setting.

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.

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 Data

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)