October 27, 2021

Oct. 6 COVID-19 Update: CT DPH Corrects Lyme’s Cumulative Total Back to 129, One New Case in OL Takes Its Total to 430

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LYME/OLD LYME — The Daily Data Report issued Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. by the Connecticut Department of Health (CT DPH) shows one new confirmed COVID-19 case in Old Lyme over Tuesday’s number of 429, taking the cumulative total for the town to 430.

The data shows that in Lyme, however, the cumulative total of cases has been reduced from the 130 reported Monday, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 5, to 129. This means that there have now been no new confirmed cases in Lyme since Sept. 13. We have been unable to obtain any information regarding how a previously confirmed case (the 130th) was subsequently deleted by the CT DPH.

The state does not issue reports over the weekend. Its next report will be Thursday, Oct. 7, at around 4 p.m..

On Aug. 26, Old Lyme’s cumulative case total stood at 372, meaning there have been 58 new cases there since that date. Meanwhile, Lyme’s cumulative total on Aug. 26 was 114 indicating 15 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 Sept. 30 update, which includes statewide data.

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