Friday, 29 September 2023

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Panel Will Propose New Legislation for Nursing Homes as COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Facilities Continue to Rise

With the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Connecticut’s nursing homes surpassing 2,900 this month and the state stepping up mandates for testing, health officials and legislators are forming a panel to consider whether there should be new legal requirements for staffing levels, testing and how equipment is procured and distributed, among other issues.

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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Stop the Spread of Flu

Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and health care workers already overburdened, medical experts say it’s more important than ever to slow the spread of the flu. In a typical year, the flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S.

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Dashboard for Public Reporting of COVID-19 School Cases Launched on Connecticut Open Data Portal

The Connecticut Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education, launched a dashboard for the public reporting of confirmed COVID-19 cases among PK-12 students and staff in all public and private schools. The data tables are searchable by school and will be maintained on the Connecticut Open Data Portal ( Reported data will be updated weekly every Thursday and will reflect total student and staff cases. as well as new cases reported from the previous week.

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