COVID-19 update Nov. 12: Winsted declared an orange zone, town now has 100 total cases since pandemic started

Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Due to the uptick in COVID cases, the state has declared Winsted an orange zone for COVID cases as of Thursday, Nov. 12.
An orange zone is where the rate is 10 to 14 COVID cases per 100,000 per day.

According to the state, as of Nov. 12 there are currently 14.1 cases per 100,000 in Winsted.
Last week, Barkhamsted was declared an orange zone, and currently has 11.8 cases per 100,000.

New Hartford has also been declared an orange zone with 11.8 case cases per 100,000.

Torrington is currently in the red zone, with 23 cases per 100,000.

New cases per town
According to the state, here is the number of new COVID cases by town from Sunday, Oct. 25 to Saturday, Nov. 7:
Winsted: 21
Torrington: 110
Barkhamsted: 6
Colebrook: 0
New Hartford: 11
Norfolk: 0

State launches COVID Alert CT exposure app
The state has launched a COVID alert app which notifies you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app.
More information can be found on the state’s website here.

Winchester Town Hall to close starting Monday
Civil Preparedness Director Steven Williams has announced that, due to the increasing levels of COVID cases, Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice starting on Monday, Nov. 16. Applications, forms, and other documents can be mailed to Town Hall, or dropped off in an envelope that will be placed on the front doors weather permitting. For more information call Town Hall at 860-379-2713 or go to the town’s website at

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