Danbury, Connecticut's increase in Covid-19 cases are due in part to recent travel, places of worship and sports gatherings, Mayor Mark Boughton said during a news conference today.
Part of Danbury, Connecticut's spike in Covid-19 cases is also correlated with areas that had power outages, local and state officials said, prompting people to congregate for air conditioning.
"A lot of the outage here was in neighborhoods that are congested, often multigenerational housing. Just people getting together to get that air conditioning," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "So I think Danbury was maybe hit a little disproportionately on that front."
State and local governments have reacted by closing athletic fields, as well as boat launches.
Right now, Danbury's rolling average is 22 cases per 100,000, according to Danbury's acting director of public health, Kara Prunty. Almost 1,000 people have been tested in Danbury over the last two days, Boughton added.