Berlin, and nearly every other Connecticut municipality, remains in the coronavirus red zone. The color coded status for cities and towns represents two weeks of cases. The trigger for red status starts at a rate of 15 cases per 100,000 people per day.
The state’s most recent report, issued Jan. 28, showed 146 positive cases in Berlin. That works out to an average of 51 daily cases per 100,000 people. In the previous report, 183 positive cases were reported in Berlin.
As of Jan. 31, the total of laboratory-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported among Connecticut residents was 253,954, including 238,535 laboratory-confirmed and 15,419 probable cases. Nine hundred twelve patients were hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. There had been 7,119 COVID-19-associated deaths.
According to the CDC, “People with COVID-19 can have mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms can appear two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms can include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose or stuffy nose, fatigue, and recent loss of taste or smell.”