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Last Updated: April 16, 2021
Mayor Rilling Provides Local Update on Coronavirus
City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as partners in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Statewide updates can be found online at ct.gov/coronavirus. Mayor Rilling provided the following Norwalk-area specific updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus as of 5 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021:
- Since yesterday, there are 52 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 11,071. There were no new deaths reported.
- The Norwalk Health Department continues to track the daily positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population on a 7- and 14-day average in Norwalk. For the time period, 4/3 – 4/10 (7-day average), the daily cases per 100,000 population was 42.7. For the time period, 3/28 – 4/10 (14-day average), the daily cases per 100,000 population was 43.7. Analyzing cases per 100,000 residents helps track the incidence rate of COVID-19 in the community and allows for standard comparisons between communities. The test positivity rate from 3/28 – 4/10 was 7.2%.
- City officials have partnered with the state Department of Health and Griffin Health to bring COVID-19 Community Outreach Mobile Vaccination Teams to Norwalk next week. No appointment is required and walk-ups are welcome. First dose of the Moderna vaccine will be available, with the second shot occurring at the same times and locations 28 days later. These clinics are open to Norwalk residents only. The Mobile Team will be in Norwalk Monday, April 19 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Main Branch Library, 1 Belden Ave.; Wednesday, April 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Carver Center, 7 Academy St.; and Thursday, April 22 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the SoNo Branch Library, 10 Washington St. Hours at the libraries will be adjusted to accommodate vaccine clinics. For more information, visit norwalkct.org/vaccine.
- Drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Veteran’s Park is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Testing occurs on the East Side of the park, with entrance and exit off Seaview Avenue. Testing is available 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Norwalk Community College seven days a week. Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test is advised to register at chc1.com.
- Additional drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available Saturday, April 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ponus Ridge Middle School, 21 Hunters Ln. Visit norwalkct.org/testing for the latest updates.
- The City remains in red-alert status per the State Department of Health. Norwalk is one of 132 communities listed in a red-alert category by DPH, down from 141 communities last week. The alert is based on having more than 15 positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over a two week period. More details can be found at ct.gov.
- There are now 1,625 total cases across eight known COVID-19 variants in Connecticut, up from 1,098 cases last week. The majority of cases, 945 cases in total, are the B.1.1.7 variant which was first detected in the United Kingdom. The state Department of Health has labeled five of the variants as a ‘concern’ and three of the variants as of ‘interest’. These variants are more transmissible, and residents are reminded to wear their masks, watch their distance, and wash their hands. For more details on the COVID-19 variants, visit ct.gov.
- Connecticut continues to rank among the top three states in the nation that have administered the most vaccines per capita. Currently, 55% of all Connecticut residents over 16 years of age have been vaccinated, including and 87% of adults over 65 years of age. As of April 14, more than 46% of all Norwalk residents over 16 years of age have been vaccinated, including 92% of residents over 75 years of age. The State updates this data weekly at ct.gov.
“Our partnership with the state DPH and Griffin Health is a real win for Norwalk. We will be bringing more than 1,000 vaccines into the community and breaking down barriers to access. No online appointment is needed and these clinics are for Norwalk residents only. I am incredibly appreciative of the hard work and planning that went into this partnership, and for the ongoing efforts to get our community vaccinated,” Mayor Rilling said. “As the variants continue to spread, it is critically important that those who want a vaccine can get a vaccine. Through state and federal partnerships, and ongoing collaboration with our community partners, we are accelerating our vaccine program and getting more shots into arms. We are now close to 50% of our residents getting vaccinated. Let’s keep up the great work, continue to keep up our guard, and follow public health guidelines: watch your distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands.”
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s CodeRED Emergency Alert Notification System at norwalkct.org/codered. Updates on City services, hours, and community resources will be routinely published at norwalkct.org/citynews. The latest health updates can be found at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.
Number of Norwalk COVID-19 Cases by Date of Specimen Collection
Percentage of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Norwalk per Age Group
Percentage of COVID-19 Deaths in Norwalk per Age Group
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