September 17, 2021

Sept. 8 COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases in Lyme Take Cumulative Total to 126; Old Lyme’s Total Rises to 398 With 2 New Cases

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LYME/OLD LYME — The Daily Data Report issued Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. by the Connecticut Department of Health shows another significant increase in COVID-19 case numbers in Lyme while Old Lyme had a smaller number.

Lyme’s cumulative total of confirmed cases rose by five over the previous reporting day, Sept. 7, from 121 to 126. 

Old Lyme also recorded an increase of two in its cumulative case total from 396 to 398.

Old Lyme’s cumulative case total stood at 369 on Aug. 20, meaning there have been 29 new cases since that date just over two weeks ago.

The next Connecticut Daily Data Report will be issued Thursday, Sept. 9, around 4 p.m. Reports are not issued on Public Holidays, Saturdays or Sundays.

COVID-19 Cases in Lyme-Old Lyme Schools

This is the latest information that we have — there may have been further updates of which we are unaware.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser informed the school community that late on Friday, Aug. 27, a positive case of COVID-19 impacting Lyme School had been reported.

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, Neviaser informed the school community that late on Monday, Aug. 30, a positive case of COVID-19 impacting Lyme-Old Lyme High School had been reported.

On Wednesday, Sept. 1,  a positive case of COVID-19 impacting Mile Creek School was announced.

In all cases, contact tracing was completed and those individuals who needed to quarantine were notified. They will be able to return to school following their quarantine period. All other students and staff will continue to attend school as scheduled.

Fatalities Due to COVID-19 in Lyme, Old Lyme

There is no change in the number of fatalities reported in either Lyme (0) or Old Lyme (3).

The first two fatalities from Old Lyme, which were reported in 2020, were a 61-year-old female and an 82-year-old male. Details of the third, which was reported in 2021, have not been made available.

Visit this link for our Sept. 2 update, which includes statewide data.

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