CT COVID-19 Daily Update: Positivity rate drops to 17.09%, hospitalizations decline

Coronavirus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate is 17.09%, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. It was 19.35% Friday.

As of Jan. 17, the total of laboratory-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported among Connecticut residents is 653,416 — up 15,844 since Friday.

A total of 1,857 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 — 38 less than Friday. Of those patients, 1,253 people (67.5%) are not fully vaccinated.

The data below is from Thursday, Jan. 13 — the most recent update from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

VACCINE UPDATE

According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, of the more than 2.5 million Connecticut residents who have completed their vaccine series, 4.53% have contracted the virus.

For more data on breakthrough cases in the state, see pages 6 through 9 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Compared to being vaccinated, being unvaccinated currently has the following relative risk:

  • 3 times higher risk of being infected with COVID-19
  • 19 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19
  • 7 times higher risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19

UPDATES ON VARIANTS

The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents as of Jan. 13:

Variants of Concern

  • B.1.617.2 and AY lineages (Delta): 16,195 cases
  • B.1.1.529 (Omicron): 1,968 cases

Variants Being Monitored

  • B.1.1.7 and Q lineages (Alpha): 3,525 cases
  • B.1.351 and descendent lineages (Beta): 42 cases
  • P.1 and descendent lineages (Gamma): 226 cases
  • B.1.427/429 (Epsilon): 214 cases
  • B.1.525 (Eta): 21 cases
  • B.1.526 (Iota): 1,594 cases
  • B.1.617.1 (Kappa): 7 cases
  • B.1.617.3: 0 cases
  • B.1.621, B.1.621.1 (Mu): 120 cases
  • P.2 (Zeta): 9 cases

For more information on variants, see pages 10 and 11 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

COVID-19-Related Deaths

A total of 9,442 people have died from COVID-19-related causes, according to the Jan. 13 report. Data on COVID-19-associated deaths is updated every Thursday.

Click here to view a breakdown of additional COVID-19 data.

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