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Wednesday, August 5 News

Westport coronavirus report: 298 confirmed cases, 15 probable

WESTPORT — The town reported 298 confirmed coronavirus cases and 15 probable cases, according to state officials on Wednesday, unchanged from the previous day.

Weston reported 62 confirmed cases and three probable cases, according to state officials. The state hospitalization rates increased with 88 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, five more than the previous day. Fairfield County also saw an increase with 34 patients currently hospitalized, eight more than the previous day.

As of Wednesday, there are 16,220 confirmed coronavirus cases and 639 probable cases in Fairfield County with 45,129 confirmed cases and 1,979 probable cases in the state. There have been 1,072 confirmed deaths associated with COVID-19 in Fairfield County with an additional 306 probable deaths associated with COVID-19.

Sixteen Westport residents have died with COVID-19 with an additional seven probable deaths, according to state officials. Two Weston residents have died with COVID-19.

dj.simmons@hearstmediact.com

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