Housatonic Valley Health District is committed to providing weekly in-depth COVID-19 reports, which are published every Friday.
Update from Lisa Morrissey, Director of Health
We are happy to announce that HVHD is now reporting data for the Town of Sharon as part of a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health grant!
The Connecticut State Department of Public Health has significantly changed its reporting of COVID-19 data and the pared down datasets are made available each Thursday. This and future reports reflective of these changes. Please take note that the manner in which positivity rates are calculated has also changed.
The federal government has reached a deal to pay $3.2 billion to secure a new supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine that includes shots specifically adapted to the omicron variant. The deal follows the meeting Tuesday, June 28, of an FDA advisory committee, which voted 19-2 to recommend that an omicron component be included in Covid-19 booster shots. Click here to learn more about the Pfizer agreement with the federal government.
Moderna has also reported clinical data supporting a bivalent booster adapted to omicron and its subvariants. It is expected that the federal government will also reach an agreement with Moderna in the coming months.