MONROE, CT — First Selectman Ken Kellogg says case rates for COVID-19 continue to rise in Monroe , as well as across the State of Connecticut. The town’s rolling average is nine cases per day.
“This is comparable to case rates we experienced almost one year ago, in January of this year,” Kellogg said in his most recent update on the pandemic. “Thankfully, although the number of hospitalizations statewide has also risen considerably, the overall number and rate of hospitalization is not as high as it was a year ago.”
“Vaccination continues to be very effective in reducing the risk and
severity of illness,” he said. “While breakthrough cases continue to be reported,
this remains a relatively smaller number. Of all fully vaccinated Connecticut residents, those contracting the virus is just over 1 percent.”
Data indicates unvaccinated individuals are five times more likely to be infected and 12 times more likely to be hospitalized, according to Kellogg.
“As you are likely aware, initial and booster vaccinations are widely available,” he said. “Links to find providers are on the COVID- 19 page of our website.”
Starting next week, town booster vaccination clinics will be by individual appointments at the Monroe Health Department offices. The town will post any available appointments for the following week at www.MonroeCT.org/COVID-19.