The latest COVID-19 numbers (April 13)

ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) today, Tuesday, April 13, is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 in Addison County since yesterday. The county has logged a total of 972 confirmed cases since the pandemic began 13 months ago, and 58 new cases during the past two weeks.

The DOH provides limited data on town-by-town coronavirus cases. According to that data, most recently updated on April 7, Middlebury has reported 148 cases, up three cases since the last DOH town-by-town update on March 31; Vergennes 142 (up one); Bristol 99 (up two); Shoreham 64 (unchanged); Brandon 99 (up four); Ferrisburgh 99 (unchanged); Bridport 68 (unchanged); New Haven 55 (unchanged); Orwell 44 (unchanged); Addison 31 (up one); Starksboro 41 (up three); Salisbury 16 (unchanged); Whiting 19 (unchanged); Cornwall 14 (unchanged); Panton 12 (unchanged); Leicester 13 (unchanged); Monkton 10 (unchanged); Hancock 14 (up one); Weybridge 11 (up one); and Lincoln 12 (unchanged).

None of Addison County’s other communities — Goshen, Granville, Ripton and Waltham — have reported six or more cases, according to the DOH.

Meanwhile, the state of Vermont reported 73 new cases during the past 24 hours, for a total of 21,388.

State officials reported 233 Vermonters have died thus far from COVID-19, the same number as yesterday.

Health department officials on Tuesday said 30 people are currently hospitalized in Vermont for COVID-19, six more than yesterday. Five of those patients are in intensive care, and no one is currently being monitored in hospital for potential COVID-19 symptoms, according to the DOH.

Officials said 17,601 Vermonters have recovered from COVID-19.

All Vermonters age 30 and older now have access to the COVID-19 vaccine (as of Monday), and all Vermonters 16-plus will be eligible beginning April 19. Also eligible right now: All educators, child care workers and health care personnel; people in immigrant/refugee communities; Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC); and Vermonters 16-plus with qualifying health conditions — such as cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, and serious heart/lung ailments.

Appointments are required; make an appointment at healthvermont.gov/myvaccine. State officials reported a total of 264,344 Vermonters have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The DOH reported 43.3% of the Addison County population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, while the state is currently tracking at 48.3%. More details about the state’s COVID-19 vaccination push can be found here.

Chittenden County has reported the most coronavirus cases, with 6,886, according to the DOH. Then it’s Rutland County with 1,937, followed by Franklin County with 1,845, Bennington County with 1,796 cases, Washington County with 1,705, Windsor County with 1,251, Windham County with 1,200, Orleans County with 1,092 cases and Addison County with 972.

Every Vermont County has recorded at least 193 positive tests for COVID-19, according to the DOH.

The Middlebury College COVID-19 dashboard today is listing two active cases, one student and one employee. The college is reporting one student in isolation and no one in quarantine. Since Jan. 16, eight employees have recovered from the virus, and 10 students have recovered since returning to campus for the spring semester.

Middlebury College last summer instituted an on-campus testing program that has administered more than 38,000 COVID-19 tests thus far. Since Jan. 16, Middlebury has conducted 27,649 COVID tests, with 14 positive results.

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