ORANGE, CT — Reported coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are moving downward in Connecticut, but the state also had a particularly bad week for deaths.
The Connecticut coronavirus death toll grew by 241 in the past week to a total of 9,683 lives lost.
Orange had 162.1 average daily cases per 100,000 residents and a positive test rate of 20.10 percent between Jan. 2-15, according to the state Department of Public Health. There were 197.5 average daily cases per 100,000 residents in the previous two-week reporting period. It's important to note that a few cases can have a large impact on a municipal case rate, especially for small towns.
Orange recorded 99 new coronavirus cases between Jan. 14-20, according to DPH's preliminary data.
Around 80 percent of Orange residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Jan. 19, according to DPH.