As of Thursday, 13,128 people had signed up for coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange.

Of those, 56 percent — 7,572 people — are enrolled in private insurance plans. The other 5,556 signed up for Medicaid.

Access Health reported the figures Friday. In the first two weeks after enrollment began Oct. 1, Access Health reported statistics daily. But officials said they decided to switch to reporting twice a month after the White House requested that states release data less frequently. Even so, exchange officials have provided limited information about enrollment at public events at other times.

According to Access Health, the website had received 301,280 unique visitors as of Thursday, and the call center had answered 39,964 calls.

The numbers follow a report Wednesday by the federal government that found that nationwide, just 106,185 people had selected an insurance plan through the exchanges.

Enrollment for private insurance plans runs through March 31, but people who want coverage beginning Jan. 1 must enroll by Dec. 15.

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Arielle Levin Becker covered health care for The Connecticut Mirror. She previously worked for The Hartford Courant, most recently as its health reporter, and has also covered small towns, courts and education in Connecticut and New Jersey. She was a finalist in 2009 for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists, a recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and the third-place winner in 2013 for an in-depth piece on caregivers from the National Association of Health Journalists. She is a 2004 graduate of Yale University.

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