January 16, 2021

Jan. 2 COVID-19 Update: Cumulative Cases Climb by Seven to 155 in Old Lyme, Lyme’s Hold at 44

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LYME/OLD LYME — 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 Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) for data as at 8:30 p.m., Jan. 1, 2021 shows the following:

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

As of today’s report (see map above), five towns in the state — Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Union and Warren — remain in the ‘Gray Zone.’ Salisbury is the only town in the ‘Cream Zone,’ while Wilton is the only town in the ‘Orange 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 orange 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 between 10-14.
  • The cream 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 between 5-9.
  • 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 four 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 154 confirmed COVID-19 cases and one probable case, making a TOTAL of 155 cases.

This represents an INCREASE of SEVEN over the 147 confirmed cases reported Thursday, Dec. 31, and no change in the number of probable cases reported the same day

The total number of Old Lyme residents tested is 3,831.

There have been two fatalities in Old Lyme.

CT DPH Two-Weekly Report

The Dec. 31 report issued by CT DPH shows that during the two-week reporting period from 12/13 through 12/26, Old Lyme had 11 cases in Week 1 and 11 in Week 2. This data was updated Dec. 31.

The case rate in Old Lyme for 100,000 population is 21.3, reflecting a decrease from the previously reported two-week rate of 26.2. 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 40 confirmed cases and four probable cases, making a total of 44 cases.

This represents no change in the number of confirmed or probable cases reported Thursday, Dec. 31.

There have been no fatalities in Lyme.

The total number of Lyme residents tested is 958.

CT DPH Two-Weekly Report

The Dec. 31 report issued by CT DPH shows that during the two-week reporting period from 12/13 through 12/26, Lyme had five cases in Week 1 and one in Week 2. This data was updated Dec. 31.

The case rate in Lyme for 100,000 population is 18.3 reflecting a decrease from the previously reported two-week-rate of 30.6. 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 Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

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