Health Department reports 72 new Covid cases on Wednesday, a single-day record – vtdigger.org

Health Department reports 72 new Covid cases on Wednesday, a single-day record – vtdigger.org

The Department of Health reported 72 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, a the highest single-day total reported in Vermont. The previous single-day high was 70 cases on April 3. The total cases confirmed in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic number 2,535. 

New cases reported Wednesday were in the following counties:

  • Washington: 19
  • Chittenden: 11
  • Rutland: 11
  • Orange: 6
  • Lamoille: 6
  • Grand Isle: 4
  • Franklin: 4
  • Windsor: 3
  • Bennington: 2
  • Windham: 1
  • Addison: 1
  • Caledonia: 1
  • Orleans: 1

As of Wednesday, 14 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19, with six in intensive care. Four more were hospitalized with suspected cases. 

To date, 59 people have died with the illness, the last reported on Nov. 7.

The state reported that 449,806 tests have been administered for the illness in Vermont since mid-March, an increase of 2,225 from Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 196,281 people have been tested. The seven-day positivity rate is 0.8%.

Testing sites can be found at https://humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.

The state has gathered the dashboards and websites of Vermont colleges that are reporting Covid cases and testing. Those can be found on the Department of Financial Regulation’s School Reopening web page.

The health department’s travel-related quarantine policy for people who are coming into the state or returning from other areas can be found here.

The health department’s full update for Nov. 11 is here.

—Mike Dougherty

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