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Coronavirus Outbreak in Vermont | Daily Summary

Vermont Coronavirus Watch
Vermont Coronavirus Watch
 2020-08-12
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--- Last updated at 11:59 pm August 11, 2020 ---

The Overall Updates in Vermont:

Vermont - the total number of infected individuals is 1472, as yesterday had 10 more confirmed cases based on media reports and official stats. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 58 people statewide; while 1295 patients are recovered (41 new). The current count of cases in the United States is 5,252,336, citing different sources; with 5,252,327 cases officially confirmed.

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New Cases Breakdown:

*Based on Media Reports*

  • Chittenden: 5 new cases, 735 in total
  • Windham: 2 new cases, 104 in total
  • Bennington: 2 new cases, 90 in total
  • Addison: 1 new case, 74 in total
  • Orange: 1 new case, 15 in total

Official Hotlines:

From News Break Editors:

  • From CDC: steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
  • To all the people working in the "essential businesses and services", including doctors, nurses, truckers and couriers, we thank you for keeping our local community rolling!
  • During this time of uncertainty, do you have encouraging, lighthearted news or anecdotes that would be valuable for your community to hear? Tell us what the coronavirus outbreak looks like for you. Submit your story to News Break today: start here!

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--- Last updated at 11:59 pm August 10, 2020 ---

The Overall Updates in Vermont:

Vermont - based on media reports, total cases have risen to 1462 (all officially confirmed), after 3 new patients were identified yesterday. The total number of deaths has reached 58; while 1254 patients are recovered. The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to rise. As of Monday evening, 5,206,125 people have tested positive for coronavirus (5,205,994 of them being officially confirmed).

News Worth Following:

  • UVM President defends coronavirus testing program, estimates it could cost $10 million: The president of the University of Vermont President said the coronavirus testing program for students, faculty and staff returning to campus will cost $8 million to $10 million over the fall semester. But Suresh V. Garimella said it's worth every penny if it prevents an outbreak of COVID-19. "We view...
  • Coronavirus upends traditional Vermont primary trappings: Vt. Open Farm Week underway online or at a farm near you. Vermont Open Farm Week kicks off Monday. Like many events this year, the term 'open' has a whole new meaning. A beautiful view of a Vermont waterfall is now open to the public and you don't have to hike far.

New Cases Breakdown:

*Based on Media Reports*

  • Chittenden: 1 new case, 730 in total
  • Rutland: 1 new case, 100 in total
  • Bennington: 1 new case, 88 in total

--- Last updated at 11:59 pm August 09, 2020 ---

The Overall Updates in Vermont:

Vermont - the total number of infected individuals is 1459, as yesterday had 5 more confirmed cases based on media reports and official stats. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 58 people statewide; while 1254 patients are recovered. The current count of cases in the United States is 5,154,562, citing different sources; with 5,154,443 cases officially confirmed.

News Worth Following:

  • Months of Covid-19 could undo decades of population decline: A collision of social forces, some related to Covid-19, has prompted a wave of migration into Vermont this year. While nobody knows for sure how many people have moved in over the last several months, University of Vermont research on new remote workers shows that this group is overwhelmingly young and gainfully employed. And they're choosing to live in some of the state's long-neglected rural areas.
  • Sunday brings five new coronavirus cases in our region: The Vermont Department of Health reported five new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Bennington County and Caledonia County each had two of them, with the fifth in Chittenden County. More than 102,000 Vermonters have now been tested, with 1,459 positive tests. Fifty-eight people in the Green Mountain State have died, and 1,279 have recovered.

New Cases Breakdown:

*Based on Media Reports*

  • Chittenden: 1 new case, 729 in total
  • Bennington: 2 new cases, 87 in total
  • Caledonia: 2 new cases, 28 in total

Amid the outbreak, what can we do:

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