STAMFORD, CT — City officials announced Thursday evening there have been 3,176 confirmed cases and 69 probable cases of the coronavirus in Stamford as of June 18, according to the state Department of Public Health.
While that number is up from the 3,170 confirmed cases and 69 probable cases of the virus, also referred to as COVID-19, reported by the state a day prior, city officials also noted the department has been adding cases that may have been missed in previous weeks' reporting.
"This may result in data 'spikes' that are not representative of new cases," officials said in the city's daily COVID-19 situation newsletter.
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Officials also noted the state's interactive dashboard that tracks cases and deaths across the entire state indicates Stamford has had "193 reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 cases." That number has not changed from Wednesday's newsletter.
City officials also noted there will be two upcoming Operation Combat COVID testing and mask giveaway events taking place in Stamford this month, during which testing and masks are provided at no cost:
- June 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Rose of Sharon (652 Glenbrook Road)
- June 27, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Union Baptist Church (805 Newfield Avenue)
These events are sponsored by the Concerned Clergy Coalition, NAACP, the city of Stamford, Vita Partnership and Dr. Tabitha B. Fortt MD LLC. Those interested can pre-register online at drtabby.org.
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COVID-19 is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that's a close cousin to the SARS and MERS viruses that have caused outbreaks in the past.
All information about the city's response to the virus can be found on the city website.