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Updated Friday April 3, 2020

The Town of Westbrook Health Department has confirmed five positive COVID-19 cases among Westbrook residents.

*Please note, at this point in the pandemic, the Westbrook Health Department and other local CT health departments may hear about a positive COVID-19 case directly from a hospital or private laboratory before the State of CT Department of Public Health (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 State of CT DPH town-level data on a given day. 

To view the most recent CT Department of Public Health Update with Town-level specific date, Click Here

April 3, 2020 State of Connecticut Update

As of April 3, 2020, a total of 4914 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Nine hundred and nine patients are currently hospitalized. One hundred and thirty-one residents have died. The increase in cases reported today is related to catch up of data entry and implementation of a new method for reporting cases to the Department of Public Health. This increase does not reflect a change in the trajectory of the outbreak.

April 3, 2020 Overall Summary

TotalChange Since Yesterday
Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases4,914+1,090
COVID-19 Associated Deaths131+19
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19909+82
Patients tested for COVID-1920,015+1,715


Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by County of Residence in CT 

As of April 3, 2020 12:00PM. Includes patients tested at the State Public Health Laboratory, Hospital, and Commercial Laboratories

CountyLaboratory
Confirmed Cases      
Deaths
Fairfield County2,71675
Hartford County67918
Litchfield County1734
Middlesex County912
New Haven County89118
New London County403
Tolland County7910
Windham County270
Pending Address Validation
218
1
Total4,914131


For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website
State of Connecticut COVID-19 Website

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Updated Thursday April 3, 2020

Executive Order 7T

PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RESPONSE- SAFE LODGING, LIQUOR DELIVERY, ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OTHER MEASURES

To view Governor Lamont’s latest Executive Order 7T, effective Wednesday April 2, 2020, please Click Here

To view all of Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders, Click Here

Corona Virus Impact Update


As you know, a State of National Emergency and a Declaration of Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergency have been declared throughout the United States.  

We urge you, during this time, to act responsibly and do your part to prevent the transmission of the virus.  

The Town of Westbrook is asking residents to take social distancing very seriously. Through distancing we will slow the spread of COVID-19

The sick among us will be treated, the spread of the virus will slow, and we will reach a point where recoveries outnumber new cases.

Please continue to adhere to the established protocols (hand washing, avoid shaking hands, stay home if you are sick, etc.) that are on the Director of Health’s website here: Visit_Website_button

Please Note The Following:

  • School may be out, but this is absolutely not the time for parties, sleep-overs, or play-dates, no matter the size.  Parents play a crucial role in their child’s whereabouts and are advised to keep their children home. 
  • People may go outside to recreate, but do not congregate with others and refrain from visiting areas where people may have recently congregated such as playgrounds.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (cell phones, remote controls).
  • If you do not have to go out, stay home.  If possible, stay home from work.
  • If you are over 60 or have a serious underlying health condition, stay home and away from people.
  • If someone in your household is sick with a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please self-isolate for 14 days and contact your physician.  Do not rush to the Emergency Room.
  • Only travel if it is essential (seeking medical care or food). 

The Westbrook community is a family.  We are connected and know that your health, safety and well-being are our primary objectives. 

Together we can manage these challenging times as a community.


For more information, visit the Official State of Connecticut Website: connecticutmapor  The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services:CDC_logo


.......Noel Bishop, First Selectman, Zachary Faiella, Director of Health and Pat Ciccone, Superintendent of Schools


Questions or concerns may be directed to: First Selectman Noel Bishop or Director of Health Zachary Faiella.


Zachary Faiella, MPH, RS, Director of Health Phone: 860-399-9869 or 860-510-8894

Email; ZFaiella@WestbrookCT.us

Noel Bishop, First Selectman Phone; 860-399-3040

Email: NBishop@WestbrookCT.us


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