Gov. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Thursday, April 1.
Gov. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Thursday, April 1.
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According to state statistics, as of Wednesday, March 31, the state’s test positivity rate is 4.45 percent. Over the past few days, two weeks after Gov. Ned Lamont lifted capacity limits for retail stores, houses of worship, and other locations, the state’s test positivity rate has increased.

Currently there are 492 residents hospitalized for Covid symptoms, including 10 in Litchfield County. 

As of March 31, Covid related deaths have reached 7,900 in the state.

At his press conference on April 1, Gov. Ned Lamont reported that Connecticut is one of the top 10 states with the most number of new cases per capita during the past week. According to The New York Times, the state is number four, with Michigan, New Jersey, and New York in the top three spots.

As of today, residents 16 years and older are eligible to be vaccinated. Gov. Lamont said that, despite reports of a mix up at a Johnson and Johnson vaccine factory in Baltimore, which ruined an estimated 15 million doses, Connecticut will not be impacted.

Statistics as of March 31:

Total Covid cases in Connecticut: 312,468
Litchfield County confirmed cases: 12,995. Probable cases: 1,402. Confirmed deaths: 247. Probable deaths: 36.

Number of new cases from March 14 to March 27:

Winsted: 32
Torrington: 236
Barkhamsted: 8
Colebrook: 10
New Hartford: 25
Norfolk: 1

Total confirmed cases per town as of March 31:

Winsted: 561
Torrington: 3,133
Barkhamsted: 142
Colebrook: 51
New Hartford: 327
Norfolk: 62

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): Community Health & Wellness (CHWC), Torrington, CT, will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing throughout the month of April. 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:  April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30.  
Testing is open to all and available on a 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.
In addition, CHWC will continue to offer periodic pop-up testing throughout the region.  The Torrington center is also taking appointments and walk-ins Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for the month of April.  To pre-register call 860-387-0400.
To date, CHWC has conducted more than 6,000 COVID-19 tests. 

For more information, call 860-489-0931.

Vaccinations: Please note, this is the current vaccination location list as of March 4. Updated locations will be added as information becomes available

Vaccination locations

State vaccination information website: https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal 

CVS Pharmacy at 49 Main Street in Winsted is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals.

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

Winsted Stop and Shop: 200 New Hartford Rd, Winsted  (860) 738-2707

Other vaccine providers – all located in Torrington:

New to this list is:
Big Y Pharmacy: 504 Winsted Road, Torrington – (860) 489-2970

Petricones Torrington Pharmacy: 110 East Main Street, Torrington – (860) 489-5511

Previous locations:
Walmart Pharmacy – 970 Torringford Street – no phone appointments available

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

Mental health resources: 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-444-3339 or text “LISTEN” 741-741

Greenwoods Counseling Referrals: Mental health and substance use assessments, treatment, and referrals. Financial assistance available 860-567-4437

Addiction: Community Outreach and Recovery Navigator Sarah Toomey 860-309-3845. Free and confidential support, resources, NARCAN, harm reduction for the entire family.

Western CT Mental Health: Higher level of psychiatric and substance abuse care 860-496-3700.

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

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