Windham's COVID rate is slowing down

Despite Positive Signs, Ovcials Say, The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn.
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Feb. 23—WINDHAM — After a winter season of steadily rising coronavirus cases in Windham, the town has dropped its daily increase to just a handful of new cases every day.

According to data released Monday, Windham has 2,619 cumulative coronavirus cases, up 15 from statistics released Friday.

The positive news locally comes as the nation grieves the loss of more than 500,000 dead due to COVID. Windham's cumulative COVID death toll stands at 45 since last year.

Windham Town Manager Jim Rivers said during his weekly address Thursday that the town is still in the " red zone," although it may be falling into the yellow zone shortly.

Rivers said the town has about four or five new cases per day, compared to 35 or 40 new cases a day about a month ago.

" That is a far cry from where we were," Rivers said. " We're really in a good trend here and going in a good direction."

Rivers reminded folks not to let their guard down.