October 27, 2021

Oct. 12 COVID-19 Update: One New Case in Lyme Takes Cumulative Total to 130; OL Holds Steady at 431

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LYME/OLD LYME — The Daily Data Report issued Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. by the Connecticut Department of Health (CT DPH) shows one new confirmed COVID-19 case in Lyme over Friday’s number of 129, taking the cumulative total for the town to 130. This is the first new confirmed case in Lyme since Sept. 13. (The CT DPH previously reported a new case in Lyme on Oct. 4, then deleted it on Oct. 6.)

Old Lyme maintained its cumulative total at 431 cases for the third consecutive reporting day.

The state does not issue reports over the weekend nor on public holidays so Tuesday’s report is the first since Friday, Oct. 8. The next report will be Wednesday, Oct. 13, at around 4 p.m..

On Aug. 26, Old Lyme’s cumulative case total stood at 372, meaning there have been 59 new cases there since that date. Meanwhile, Lyme’s cumulative total on Aug. 26 was 114 indicating 16 new cases have also been confirmed there during the same period.

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools started the new academic year Aug. 26.

COVID-19 Cases in Lyme-Old Lyme Schools

This is the latest information that we have with the most recent cases first — there may have been further updates, however, which we have not yet received.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser informed the school community that a positive case of COVID-19 impacting Lyme-Old Lyme High School had been reported the previous evening.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Neviaser informed the school community that a previously reported positive case of COVID-19 is now impacting Mile Creek School and Center School.

On Monday, Sept. 13, a positive case of COVID-19 impacting Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, which had been reported the previous day, was announced.

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

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

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 Oct. 8 update, which includes statewide data.

Comments

  1. Thomas D. Gotowka says

    I always felt a little embarrassed with Old Lyme’s “pre-eminence” in new cases, versus Lyme, but the data are pointing in the right direction. However, if you examine the per-capita case rates, you’ll discover that there’s very little difference between the two contiguous towns.
    Now, looking at CT, as a whole; as of Tuesday, 69.4 percent of all residents and 79.7 percent of those 12 and older were fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. The Governor reported a COVID test positivity rate of 1.98 percent.
    I also look at mitigation – outlier states as a check. Iowa, which was in the news last week, reported COVID test positivity rate of 43.8 percent. South Dakota did show some improvement.

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