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According to state statistics, as of Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 towns in the state are reporting five or less Covid cases per 100,000. These towns include: Barkhamsted, Norfolk, Hartland, Canaan, Cornwall, Warren, Eastford, Scotland, and Franklin.

Four towns are listed as having five to nine cases per 100,000, including Salisbury, Woodbury Redding, and Pomfret.

Seventeen towns are listed as having 10 to 14 cases per 100,000, including Winsted, New Hartford, Kent, Canton, Sherman, Southbury, Goshen, Bethany, Farmington, Granby, Portland, Haddam, Deep River, Essex, Hebron, Old Lyme, and Lebanon.

The rest of the state remains under red alert, with 15 or more cases per 100,000.

As of Feb. 18, the state’s daily test positivity rate is 2.58 percent.

There are now 273,101 reported cases in the state, with 7,523 deaths, and 535 patients currently hospitalized due to Covid.

At his press conference on Feb. 18, Gov. Ned Lamont said that 746,888 total vaccine doses have been administered, with 504,129 first doses administered, and 242,759 second doses administered.

Gov. Lamont said that 68 percent of the state’s 75 years and older population have been vaccinated, and 29 percent of residents 65 to 74 years old have been vaccinated.

According to state statistics, as of Feb. 18 Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is at 62.2 percent adult inpatient occupancy and 29 percent adult ICU occupancy.

Meanwhile, Sharon Hospital is at 50.7 percent adult inpatient occupancy, and 46 percent adult ICU occupancy.

New cases

From January 31 to February 13, these were the reported new cases by town:

Winsted: 19
Torrington: 132
Barkhamsted: 4
Colebrook: 5
New Hartford: 11
Norfolk: 1

Total case rates:
Litchfield County: 10,835 cases and 270 deaths
Winsted: 482 cases and five deaths
Barkhamsted: 127 cases and one death
Colebrook: 38 cases and no deaths
New Hartford: 268 cases and three deaths
Norfolk: 59 cases and no deaths

First dose vaccinations by town (state data currently does not list second dose vaccinations):
Winsted: 1,059
Torrington: 4,218
Barkhamsted: 507
Colebrook: 164
New Hartford: 935
Norfolk: 172

Testing: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s drive-thru testing is at 211 High Street in Torrington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).

Community Health & Wellness (CHWC), Torrington, will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing throughout the month of February. Testing will be conducted on Fridays in an outdoor tent at its Torrington facility at 469 Migeon Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The dates are: February 19, and February 26.

Testing is available on a walk-up/first come first serve basis, with no appointment, insurance, symptoms, or doctor order needed. For those who wish to preregister, a form can be found on the CHWC website at www.chwctorr.org. The test is free, with results known within three days.

More testing will be announced in the future throughout the winter months. In addition, appointments can be made for testing at CHWC’s Torrington facility by calling 860-387-0400.

Vaccinations

According to a press release issued on Friday, Feb. 12, CVS Pharmacy at 49 Main Street in Winsted is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals over the age of 65.

Please note that if problems are experienced with Internet Explorer, try using the Google Chrome browser to navigate their site. Residents without computer access may call (888) 300-4419.

Please click here for a link to make an appointment through CVS.

Other vaccine providers – all located in Torrington:
Walmart Pharmacy – 970 Torringford Street – no phone appointments available
https://www.Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

Walgreens Pharmacy – 28 Elm Street – no phone appointments available
https://www.walgreens.com/topic/covid19vac/CT.jsp

Torrington Area Health District – 350 Main Street – no phone appointments available
https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations—VAMS-Support

Hartford Healthcare 153 South Main Street – 860-827-7690
https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine/schedule-your-vaccine

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – 540 Main Street – 860-827-7690
https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine/schedule-your-vaccine

To send community information, including resources for residents, email winstedphoenix@gmail.com

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