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COVID-19 Data Page

This page is for up to date COVID-19 data for the Town of Fairfield. Graphs are updated daily Monday through Friday and changes frequently throughout the day. All data is preliminary and subject to change. Please note, graphs may not show up on mobile devices. The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health uses the Connecticut Electronic Disease Surveillance System. This system is used by the Health Department to obtain case numbers, deaths, and other demographic information.

Current COVID-19 Data - Daily Quick Summary

VIDEO Explaining 10/2/20 Increases

*Recoveries includes:

Recovered - Residents who verbally reported full recovery to the Fairfield Health Department or residents who received a negative COVID-19 test following a positive test.

Assumed Recovered - Residents who have been in the surveillance system for laboratory confirmed COVID-19 for more than 30 days with no reported death and 60 days for individuals who reside in an elder facility. 

**Fairfield specific hospitalizations as well as County and State recoveries are not reported. 

Full Daily State COVID-19 Report 

Fairfield COVID-19 Back to School Metrics data page

Universities Quick Summary

Below is a quick summary of cases and recoveries at Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University from Fairfield University dashboard and Sacred Heart University dashboard. Please note, not all positive cases at the Universities are represented in the Town of Fairfield Confirmed COVID-19 Cases. Please see University Cases section below for the data reporting explanation. Currently 280 of the cases in the university data are included in the Town of Fairfield numbers but we expect this number to increase as data reporting issues are resolved. 

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Date Reported

This graph shows the number of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases for Fairfield residents as reported by the State of Connecticut each day. Please note that sometimes there is a data lag between laboratories and the State which can show significant case increases. For example, this happened on 4/20/2020, 4/22/2020, and 7/24/20.  The significant case increases on 9/22/20, 9/23/20, and 10/2/20 were due to delays in reporting from the universities. The data is constantly being reviewed and updated by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and this may impact case numbers for the Town. For example, the loss of cases on 4/28/2020 and 5/27/20.

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 New Cases and Existing Cases by Date

 

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Specimen Collection Date 

This graph shows laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases on the dates their sample was collected, when patients were theoretically experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Age Group and Gender

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Minimum, Maximum, Average, and Median Age

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Average and Median Age by Week

*Please note, this graph is updated weekly on Wednesdays. 

Fairfield COVID-19 Related Deaths by Age Group and Gender

 

Fairfield COVID-19 Related Deaths Minimum, Maximum, Average, and Median Age

University Cases

Both Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University have been in consistent contact with the Health Department regarding the number of their positive cases and contacts and have been updating and improving their COVID-19 dashboards. See Fairfield Universities dashboard here and Sacred Heart Universities dashboard here.

The Health Department utilizes the Connecticut Electronic Disease Surveillance System (CTEDSS) to obtain the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases provided on our website. The Health Department noticed that not all the University cases they were reporting to the Town and on their dashboards were appearing in CTEDSS and therefore were not being reflected in the overall case numbers reported by the Town of Fairfield. The Health Department initiated conversations with both Universities and Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) to rectify these data reporting issues. We are continuing to work to resolve these issues and to provide accurate data. Until these data issues are resolved the Health Department will be posting data obtained from the universities on our COVID-19 Data Page. 

Some of the reasons for data reporting issues are:

- Use of an out of town/out of state home addresses when samples are collected results in a data reporting lag as those towns/states review their data and determine the individual is a student associated with a particular college that is out of town/out of state.

- How the lab results are being reported to the State can create misclassified cases and delays ( State provider portal classifies cases a suspect until lab results are received and matched to case vs. faxed results which require manual data entry vs electronic submission by lab)

- Data reports to CT DPH from out of State laboratories can range from 1- 7 days

- Many Sacred Heart University students have off campus housing in Bridgeport and other surrounding Towns and therefore the results may be reported in those jurisdictions and are not technically Fairfield cases

- Coordination of samples being collected at multiple sites for multiple reasons including ill students seen at on campus health centers, on campus weekly asymptomatic screening tests by third-party contractors and off-campus walk-in testing sites and private providers for individuals seeking their own results.

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by General Population, University Population and Elder Facilities

Fairfield has seven nursing home/assisted living facilities. These residents are our most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and the facilities are doing everything they can to protect their residents from the virus including increased testing. These facilities are also inspected by the CT Department of Public Health who is providing guidance and direction on the care of COVID-19 cases. The Fairfield Health Department continues to monitor the situation and is in consistent contact with the facilities to provide any assistance or materials needed. 

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Elder Facilities, the General Population and University Population by Week

Please note, this graph is updated weekly on Wednesdays. 

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths by General Population and Elder Facilities

Fairfield Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Associated Deaths by Date of Death

Fairfield Laboratory Samples for COVID-19 Positive vs Negative Results by Week

Please note, this graph is updated weekly on Thursdays and includes antibody results. Not all negatives are entered into the system. 

Fairfield Positivity Rate by Week 

Please note, this graph is updated weekly on Thursdays and includes antibody results. Not all negatives are entered into the system. 

Outcomes for Fairfield Residents Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

Recovered - Residents who verbally reported full recovery to the Fairfield Health Department or residents who received a negative COVID-19 test following a positive test.

Assumed Recovered - Residents who have been in the surveillance system for laboratory confirmed COVID-19 for more than 30 days with no reported death.

Elder Facility Deaths - COVID-19 associated related deaths by Fairfield residents in Elder Facilities. 

General Population Deaths - COVID-19 associated related deaths by Fairfield residents in the general population. 

Recovery is based on interviews with COVID-19 positive residents conducted by the Health Department.  Please note, residents who are in elder facilities are not interviewed or followed up with as they are in the care of medical and nursing staff in those settings. Therefore we may not receive information for residents in those settings. 

Reported Symptoms of Fairfield Residents Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

 

Total Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Per 50,000 People in Fairfield, Fairfield County, and Connecticut

Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Case Rate Per 100,000 People by Town in the Greater Bridgeport Area

Daily Total Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Associated Hospitalizations with 3-Day Moving Average Trend-lines

Changes in Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Associated Hospitalizations in Connecticut and Fairfield County with a 3-Day Moving Average Trend-lines

 

Additional Data Resources  

CT Data 

CT DataHaven

Worldometer

Johns Hopkins Map

CDC COVID-19 Associated Hospitalizations

COVID-19 Models

IHME COVID-19 Projections

For data/graph questions, please contact Amy Lehaney at alehaney@fairfieldct.org or Santina Jaronko at sjaronko@fairfieldct.org.