There have been 147 cases of COVID-19 in Vermont over the past week, raising the cumulative total to 24,676. The weekly count is up sharply from the previous week, when there were 84 new cases reported.
So many of us have put off vacations over the past year and a half, and many are itching to get on the road. While the travel restrictions in place by governments earlier in the pandemic have been discontinued, it makes sense to be cautious in many circumstances.
The best protection against the new, more transmissible strain of the coronavirus remains vaccination, Vermont officials said this week.
There has been extensive media attention over the past week devoted to mixing of COVID-19 vaccines and booster injections. As expected, those individuals in test trials that received a mix of vaccine types or additional shots have shown no adverse events. The vaccines are safe and interchang…
There were five new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Thursday, three in Chittenden County and one each in Bennington and Orleans counties. The state’s cumulative total has risen by 33 cases in the past week, to 24,445.
There were two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Thursday, in Addison and Lamoille counties. The state’s cumulative total has risen by 20 cases in the past week, to 24,412.
While Vermont enjoys an 80 percent vaccination rate and very few cases of COVID-19 compared to earlier this year, the Delta variant, known also as B1.617.2, which was first identified in India, is showing up all over Europe. For instance, 59.5 percent of eligible people in the United Kingdom…
There were six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Friday. Chittenden and Windsor counties had two each, while Bennington and Windham counties each had one. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,392.
There were eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Wednesday. Three were in Windham County, two each in Bennington and Chittenden counties, and one in Windsor County. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,379.
After several days in the low risk category, Bennington County is once again rated as medium risk for COVID-19 transmission, with the average number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents for the past two weeks rising to 1.2, the nonprofit Covid ActNow reported Thursday. An infection rate …
Caledonia, Rutland, Windsor and Windham counties are the only counties in Vermont still rated at medium risk for COVID-19 transmission by the nonprofit Covid Act Now. The rest of the state, including Bennington County, is in the low-risk category.
For the second consecutive day, there were just three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont, two in Windsor County, and one in Bennington County. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,371.
BENNINGTON — Meghan Gunn, MD, chair of pediatrics at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, will offer insights about COVID-19 vaccines for children on Wednesday’s episode of “Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson.”
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The Community College of Vermont will not be requiring most of its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall, but it will be encouraging students and staff to get vaccinated.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation on Thursday issued a reminder that federal mask requirements remain in place across all transportation networks, including buses, trains, and commercial aircraft.
Bennington County finally broke into the low-risk category on Wednesday, the nonprofit Covid ActNow reported. The average number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents for the past two weeks has fallen to zero, while an infection rate of 0.88 shows that the number of current cases is decre…
Major public health crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, inflict a lot of damage. The lives lost and interrupted by this disease have exacted a terrible cost. If there is an unseen benefit of the pandemic, I hope it is that we have learned some important lessons about infectious diseases. Per…
There were eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont on Tuesday. Caledonia County had three, Chittenden County had two, and Addison, Rutland and Windsor Counties each had one. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,339.
The big news on Monday was Gov. Phil Scott’s announcement that more than 80 percent of eligible Vermonters have received at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19.
The Department of Health announced Friday afternoon that the state’s vaccination rate has hit 79.8, putting Vermont on the verge of lifting all remaining coronavirus restrictions. According to the state, an additional 1,367 Vermonters must get their first doses to hit the 80-percent mark.
The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont returned to double-digits on Thursday, with 12 new cases reported in seven of Vermont’s 14 counties. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,314.
The health department reported five new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont on Wednesday. The state’s cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is now 24,300.
The vaccination rate for Vermonters age 12 and up has crept up to 79.4, the state reported Tuesday. That’s an increase of two-tenths of a percentage point from Monday, and six-tenths from the 80-percent mark that will trigger the lifting of all remaining coronavirus restrictions. The state e…
The vaccination rate for Vermonters age 12 and up has inched up to 79.2, the state reported Monday. That’s an increase of six-tenths of a percentage point from Friday, and eight-tenths from the 80-percent mark that will trigger the lifting of all remaining coronavirus restrictions. The state…
BENNINGTON — A Bennington man was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting a teenage girl but acquitted of two related charges, the culmination of the county’s first jury trial during the pandemic.
DOVER — Inspiration for interacting with the world and reckoning with a not-so nice past can be found in the teachings of Black Elk, who lived from 1863 to 1950 and helped heal his native community.
WILMINGTON — A new zoning proposal seeks to make senior housing easier to develop and more affordable, allowing older residents to “age in place” and opening up other residences for younger families or individuals.
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SOMERSET — The body of a missing Bennington man was found in Somerset on Saturday, a death that police said did not immediately appear to be suspicious.