COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in some Connecticut congregate settings — but for prisons, still no timeline

And among Connecticut’s incarcerated population, which currently includes fewer than 10,000 people, there have been more than 3,600 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. That case count can’t be directly converted into a rate because of the turnover in the prison population — for instance, Martucci noted that there are currently about 3,200 fewer people incarcerated than there were in March. Nonetheless, the case count among Connecticut’s incarcerated population is significantly higher than the estimated case count among the general population — according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 6.7% of Connecticut residents have contracted COVID-19.

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