Doug Nicoll / Health Officer
This is the Friday February 26, 2021 Litchfield Covid update.
The numbers in Litchfield continue to fall as they are doing throughout the state.
During the past week the COVID numbers in Litchfield have slightly increased from last week but continue to substantially fall from previous weeks for daily active numbers. The 10-day period active cases overall dropped from 15 to 10 active cases. During the last week there were only 6 new cases with three days reporting no new cases. Last week there were 3 cases marking a slight increase for this week. These continue to be the lowest numbers for the town since early November.
The total count currently being monitored in the E911 system continues to drop from 55 down to 36 cases. **This number reflects both other family members of a known positive covid tested person who may have been infected as well as those who are infected and stay home without seeing a doctor or being tested. This is a best guess estimate which keeps previous people with multiple family members on the E911 list for a slightly longer period of time to provide a small buffer to add protection to police and fire first responders**.
Be safe, stay well and keep healthy!