REDDING, CT — Connecticut is moving full steam ahead with coronavirus vaccinations now that all residents 16 and older are eligible. Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration predicts that everyone who wants a shot will be able to get one by around the end of April.
Connecticut continues to make rapid progress vaccinating the population and is a national leader for getting doses into arms and routinely ranks among the top five states in the country.
Redding had 4,552 first doses administered as of April 7. About 49.93 percent of town residents have received at least one dose, according to the state Department of Public Health preliminary data. There were 1169 new dose administrations reported among Redding residents between March 31 and April 7.
Connecticut’s infection rate has been creeping up and was 32.8 daily cases per 100,000 residents between March 21 and April 3. Hot spots are starting to appear in the state, mainly in the Naugatuck Valley.
The number of towns in the state’s weekly red zone for coronavirus infections is up to 141 of 169 towns. Towns fall into the red zone when average daily cases exceed 15 per 100,000 population over a two-week average.
Redding recorded 6 new coronavirus cases between March 31 and April 7, according to the state Department of Public Health’s preliminary data. There have been 505 cases recorded since the pandemic began and 19 coronavirus deaths.
Redding had 23.5 average daily cases per 100,000 residents between March 21 and April 3 and a positive test rate of 3.60 percent. There were 29 average daily cases per 100,000 residents in the previous two-week reporting period. It’s important to note that a relatively small number of cases can have a big effect on the case rate, especially in smaller towns.