The Connecticut Mirror is tracking the latest coronavirus data in Connecticut. These graphics are updated with the latest data as soon as the state publishes them. Statewide case, death, hospitalization and positivity rate data are updated each weekday around 4 p.m. Some graphics are updated on different schedules, as noted. Unless otherwise specified, the data […]
How has the incarcerated population reached such historic lows during the pandemic?
Hundreds of Connecticut workers filed COVID-related workplace safety complaints. But only two facilities have been fined.
Connecticut residents who said in a recent survey that they received less respect or poorer treatment than others from health care providers linked that discrimination to their health insurance status — more than race, age or gender. These experiences of discrimination — not just racial, but relating to gender, sexual identity, appearance, education — are captured in new questions on a survey that takes a broad look at quality of life in Connecticut.
Data from the five-year American Community Survey tells us that Connecticut homeowners have seen monthly housing expenses decrease, and fewer are spending what is considered a too-large part of their income on housing. But the same improvements haven’t been seen by renters, who are increasing in number.
It’s a common refrain during election time: If the state cuts education aid, local school districts will be forced to lay off teachers and other educators. But is that always true? What impact would more cuts in municipal aid have on schools? The answer is complicated.
Child care inspection reports in Connecticut are public documents, but there’s no useful way to search for them online. So we built one. Although the state does license programs to ensure the facilities and homes are safe for children and staff are equipped to handle emergencies, the state’s online database only provides the date that […]
By the end of August, candidates for state offices ranging from state representative to governor reported raising more than $40 million and spending around $30 million in the 2018 election cycle. Today, CT Mirror is launching CT Campaign Cash, a database tool to ease inspection of those receipts and expenditures.
It sounds kind of abstract and nerdy, but state officials want feedback on a draft data plan they hope could lead to better outcomes in the opioid crisis, climate change resiliency, and the workforce pipeline.
At a hearing Tuesday, Blumenthal plans to press Zuckerberg to commit to broad changes to protect user privacy, including requiring users to “opt in” rather than “opt out” of tracking by data-mining companies. Blumenthal also wants Facebook users to be able to see all the information collected about them.
Connecticut State Attorney General explains why he and other state attorneys general from all over the country are demanding answers from Facebook about the data breaches soon to be addressed by Congress in hearings Tuesday and Wednesday.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision to add a controversial question on citizenship to the 2020 census came in the face of opposition from career officials at the Census Bureau who fear it will depress response rates, especially from immigrants.
Upon revelations that Cambridge Analytica had harvested extensive psychographic information from about 50 million Facebook users, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen demanded that Facebook Chairman Mark Zuckerberg answer the questions many Americans were asking: “How and why was their personal data exploited?” He spoke with the Connecticut Mirror about why he launched a multi-state inquiry.
WASHINGTON — The massive omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump has signed into law contains $380 million — including up to $5 million for Connecticut — to protect digital voting systems from cyberattacks. Connecticut was one of 21 states targeted by Russian hackers in the 2016 election cycle, but they failed to breach the state’s electoral system.
Using more detailed ethnic categories in student and health data could allow policymakers to better serve small populations, but some people in those small populations are anxious about extra scrutiny, the possibility of discrimination and being labeled as other than American.