Connecticut Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 13 (81% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 20,033
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 55.46%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 1,728
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 66.01%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 33.03% 26.04%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 10.75% 13.43%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 8.99% 7.99%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.44% 1.91%
Asian Patients3 2.14% 1.68%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.40% 0.12%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.45% 0.87%
Patients with More than one race3 0.41% 0.58%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 16.53% 24.02%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.73% 1.91%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 24.13% 21.47%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 22,740
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 37.88%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 10,763
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 28.10%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 53.71% 62.19%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 10.73% 6.02%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 6.37% 8.85%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.92% 0.42%
Asian Patients3 2.76% 2.55%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.22% 0.28%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.20% 0.21%
Patients with More than one race3 3.00% 0.89%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 8.54% 5.09%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.94% 2.16%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 11.61% 11.34%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 92.31%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 0.00%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 15.38%
2-3 Days 76.92%
4-5 Days 7.69%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 38.46%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 69.23%
Vaccine confidence 23.08%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 23.08%
Other 0.00%
None 15.38%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 99.62%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 23
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 7
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 114
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 102
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.69%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 41.54%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 7.69% 23.08% 23.08% 7.69% 38.46%
N95/PPR Masks 7.69% 7.69% 23.08% 15.38% 7.69% 38.46%
Gowns 0.00% 15.38% 23.08% 15.38% 15.38% 30.77%
Gloves 7.69% 7.69% 38.46% 7.69% 7.69% 30.77%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 7.69% 7.69% 7.69% 23.08% 53.85%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=13. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021