January 16, 2021

Jan. 12 COVID-19 Update: Cumulative Cases Rise by 13 in OL to 197, Lyme’s Increase by Two to 64

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LYME/OLD LYME — Connecticut’s single-day COVID-19 positivity rate reached 10.7 percent yesterday (Jan. 12, 2021), which was the first time since May 2020 that the state’s rate exceeded 10 percent. Old Lyme’s case numbers again reflect this situation showing their single highest daily increase in cases (13) since the pandemic began, breaking the previous day’s record of 11.

In light of the serious rise in Coronavirus cases, we have started a new weekday update reporting confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Lyme and Old Lyme.

The state is now issuing a COVID-19 metric report daily around 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, which includes current data up to the previous evening. The Monday reports include data for the weekend as well as the previous Friday.

The Daily Data Report for Connecticut issued Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) for data as at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 shows the following:

Both Lyme and Old Lyme are still in the state-identified ‘Red Zone;’ where they have been for the past several weeks.

As of today’s report (see map above), five towns in the state — Canaan, Colebrook, Kent, Union and Warren — remain in the ‘Gray Zone.’

  • The red category is defined as when the Average Daily Rate of COVID-19 Cases Among Persons Living in Community Settings per 100,000 Population By Town exceeds 15.
  • The gray category is defined as when the Average Daily Rate of COVID-19 Cases Among Persons Living in Community Settings per 100,000 Population By Town is less than five or less than five reported cases.

In all cases, this rate does not include cases or tests among residents of nursing home, assisted living, or correctional facilities.

Old Lyme

Old Lyme now has a cumulative total (since the outbreak began) of 191 confirmed COVID-19 cases and SIX probable cases, making a TOTAL of 197 cases.

This represents an INCREASE of 10 in the number of confirmed cases reported Monday, Jan. 11, and an INCREASE of 3 in the number of probable cases reported the same day

The total number of Old Lyme residents tested is 4,066.

There have been two fatalities in Old Lyme.

CT DPH Two-Weekly Report

The Jan. 8 report issued by CT DPH shows that during the two-week reporting period from 12/20 through 01/02/21, Old Lyme had 11 cases in Week 1 and 19 in Week 2. This data was updated Jan.7, 2021.

The case rate in Old Lyme for 100,000 population is 29.1, reflecting an increase from the previously reported two-week rate of 21.3. A case rate of 15 or more cases per 100,000 population places a town in the state’s ‘Red Zone.’

Lyme

Lyme has a cumulative total (since the outbreak began) of 59 confirmed cases and five probable cases, making a total of 64 cases.

This represents an INCREASE of TWO in the number of confirmed cases and NO CHANGE in the number of probable cases from the numbers reported Monday, Jan. 11.

There have been no fatalities in Lyme.

The total number of Lyme residents tested is 1,068.

CT DPH Two-Weekly Report

The Jan. 8 report issued by CT DPH shows that during the two-week reporting period from 12/20 through 01/02/21, Lyme had one case in Week 1 and 11 in Week 2. This data was updated Jan. 7, 2021.

The case rate in Lyme for 100,000 population is 36.7 reflecting a increase from the previously reported two-week-rate of 18.3. A case rate of 15 or more cases per 100,000 population places a town in the state’s ‘Red Zone.’

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The next CT DPH Daily Data Report for Connecticut will be issued Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

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