COVID-19 Latest Daily Update
Last Updated: November 25, 2020 (There will be no daily updates November 26 - November 29)
City officials are working closely with partners at the state and federal levels, as well as partners in Norwalk, to monitor and respond to COVID-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Statewide updates can be found online at ct.gov/coronavirus. Mayor Rilling provided the following Norwalk-area specific updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus as of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020:
- Since yesterday, there are 108 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases to 4,355. There were no new deaths reported.
- The Norwalk Health Department continues to track the daily positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population on a 7- and 14-day average in Norwalk. For the time period, 11/15 – 11/21 (7-day average), the daily cases per 100,000 population was 62.7. For the time period, 11/8 – 11/21 (14-day average), the daily cases per 100,000 population was 63.5. The test positivity rate from 11/8 – 11/21 was 9.6%.
- Residents are reminded that there will be no COVID-19 testing tomorrow at Veteran’s Park. Daily testing will resume at Vets Park on Friday, November 27. Testing will not begin until 8:30 a.m. and the public is advised not to line up early as the park does not open until 7:30 a.m. Due to high demand, testing lines may be closed periodically during the day and there may be significant wait times.
- Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available Saturday, November 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Brien McMahon High School, 300 Highland Ave. No appointment, insurance, symptoms, or doctor’s note is required to get tested. This event is open to everyone, not just members of the school community. Visit norwalkct.org/testing for the latest updates.
- Mayor Rilling’s daily COVID-19 briefings will be on pause from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29. The daily briefings will resume on Monday, November 30. Staff will be monitoring local conditions and will report any urgent or breaking COVID-19 news, if necessary.
- Governor Lamont announced the amount businesses can be fined for violations of the state’s COVID-19 sector rules and capacity limits will be increased to $10,000 per violation on November 26. Previously, the fine was $500. More details can be found at ct.gov/coronavirus.
- The State of Connecticut added the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Regional Travel Advisory this week. No states or territories were removed. For more information, visit the CT Travel Advisory page.
- Thanksgiving is tomorrow, November 26. The state Department of Health has guidelines and recommendations to make the holiday safer. Visit ct.gov/coronavirus for more details.
- There will be no garbage and recycling collection services by the City of Norwalk on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26. Thursday routes will be collected on Friday, November 27, and Friday routes will be collected on Saturday, November 28. Norwalk City Hall will also be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Appointments will resume on Monday, November 30.
- The Norwalk Health Department and Norwalk Police Department will have enhanced enforcement and spot checks of local businesses throughout the week. Members of the public with concerns or who wish to report an issue are asked to call the Norwalk Police non-emergency line at (203) 854-3000.
“We know that positive COVID-19 results can take time to come in, and delays are possible. That is why we cannot use one day to determine any trends. What is obvious is that the virus is still here, our test positivity rate remains high, and we still have a long way to go before we beat this virus,” Mayor Rilling said. “I ask residents to take precautions during the Thanksgiving holiday. While some might feel the urge to relax their guard, even just a little bit, these decisions can have dire consequences. I know this isn’t the holiday we wanted or expected, but it is unfortunately the one we have. Please continue to take care of others and follow the latest public health guidelines. Norwalk, I wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving.”
Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the City’s CodeRED Emergency Alert Notification System at norwalkct.org/codered. Updates on City services, hours, and community resources will be routinely published at norwalkct.org/citynews. The latest health updates can be found at norwalkct.org/coronavirus.
Number of Norwalk COVID-19 Cases by Date of Specimen Collection
Number of Positive COVID-19 Norwalk Cases per Age Group
Number of COVID-19 Norwalk Deaths per Age Group
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