Case Prevalence Per 10,000, By Town

For the Week Ending June 3


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This week’s prevalence map, which shows the number of new weekly COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people in each town, has a lot of good news for the state of Connecticut.

While some locally high prevalence numbers remain, such as in the small town of Marlborough, most of the state has seen a gradual fall-off of coronavirus cases during the two weeks since the state began to carefully re-open the economy. As the virus is generally understood to have a two-day to two-week incubation period before infected people begin to show symptoms, any spike in new cases resulting from the initial days of reopening would have started to appear by now.

This doesn’t mean that a wave of new cases isn’t possible. Protests and demonstrations against police brutality following the killing in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis may cause such a spike in cases, and we won’t see evidence of that for another week or more.

The next major round of re-openings is scheduled for June 20, should downward trends continue.

Last Week’s Case Prevalence Per 10,000, By Town

For the Week Ending May 25

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.

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