Hartford is the latest community where the state has identified mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus.
So far this summer, West Nile-positive mosquitoes have been identified in a total of 21 towns, and officials with the Mosquito Management Program say virus activity appears to be slowing, because of the cooler weather. The threat to humans is expected to continue for several more weeks.
In addition to Hartford, mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in Bethel, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Manchester, Meriden, Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, New Britain, New Haven, Orange, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, West Haven, Westport and Wethersfield.
Six human cases have been reported, in residents of Bridgeport, Clinton, Greenwich, New Haven, Stamford and Trumbull, plus in two residents infected while travelling out of the state.