NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s COVID-19 test positivity rate over the past seven days is 11.83%, up from 11.77% Thursday.

As of May 26, the total of laboratory-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported among Connecticut residents is 874,636; 7,104 have been reported in the past seven days. A total of 363 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

As of May 26, the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map indicates that 161 of 169 municipalities are in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels. The only municipalities not currently in the red zone alert level are Bridgewater, Canaan, Cornwall, Hartland, Norfolk, Union, Scotland and Warren, all of which are in the gray zone alert level.

The data below is from Thursday, May 26 – the most recent update from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.


The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents as of May 26:

Variants of Concern

  • Omicron: 13,849 cases

Variants Being Monitored

  • Alpha: 2,525 cases
  • Beta: 23 cases
  • Gamma: 137 cases
  • Delta: 16,287 cases
  • Epsilon: 60 cases
  • Zeta: 1 case
  • Eta: 10 cases
  • Iota: 718 cases
  • Kappa: 2 cases
  • B.1.617.3: 0 cases
  • Mu: 84 cases

COVID-19-Related Deaths

A total of 10,941 people have died from COVID-19-related causes as of May 26, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The state normally releases data on COVID-19-associated deaths every Thursday.

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