Health Department reports seven new cases and no new deaths on Friday

Alonzo Osche

The Department of Health reported seven new cases of the coronavirus and no new deaths on Friday. Total cases in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic now number 24,320, and total deaths remain 256.

New cases were reported Friday in six of Vermont’s 14 counties:

  • Windsor: 2
  • Chittenden: 1
  • Essex: 1
  • Lamoille: 1
  • Orange: 1
  • Washington: 1

As of Friday, two people were hospitalized with a confirmed case of Covid-19, with one person in intensive care. 

The state reported that 1,710,058 tests have been administered for the illness in Vermont since the start of the pandemic. As of Friday, 396,819 individual people had been tested. The seven-day average test positivity rate was 0.7{20335960d828ac45ef5fde98a5aa7f4c1fb21de0715bafc997f46433d5bf3454}.

Eligible people can register for vaccine appointments or find information about walk-in clinics at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine. All Vermonters 12 and older are currently eligible, as well as out-of-state college students and people living in Vermont part-time. Those age 12-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Testing sites can be found at https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing.

The health department’s full daily update is available here.

—Mike Dougherty

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