The latest COVID-19 numbers (Sept. 20)

The Vermont Department of Health today, Monday, Sept. 20, is reporting zero new cases of COVID-19 in Addison County since yesterday, for a total of 1,318 cases since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Addison County has logged 68 positive COVID-19 tests during the past two weeks, underscoring an ongoing surge in virus activity since the Delta variant surfaced early this summer. Officials with the DOH and CDC are urging the unvaccinated to get a shot, as the Delta variant has shown itself to be more contagious than the regular strain of the disease and, in many cases, less lethal when it does infect a vaccinated person. Find out where to get your free vaccine here.

The DOH today is reporting 90 new COVID-19 cases statewide, for a total of 31,764 positive tests since the pandemic began. There are currently 46 people in hospitals being treated for the coronavirus, 15 of whom are in intensive care, according to state officials. There are nine people currently being monitored in the hospital for possible COVID symptoms.

A total of 298 Vermonters have succumbed to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to DOH officials. About 1% of the state’s cases have resulted in death.

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