Two Vermonters died of COVID-19 over the past day, the health department reported Tuesday. The death toll is now at 158.
Fifty-one Vermonters are hospitalized with the disease; 10 of those patients are in intensive care units.
The health department reported 167 new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont on Tuesday. The cumulative total reported is 9,247, which is 169 higher than the total reported Monday. The health department did not explain the discrepancy.
Thirteen of Vermont’s 14 counties reported at least one new case since Sunday. Chittenden County had 58; Windsor County had 20; Washington County had 18; Bennington County had 15; Windham County had 13; Addison and Rutland counties each had eight; Franklin County had seven; Caledonia and Lamoille counties each had six; Grand Isle and Orange counties each had three; and Orleans County had two. Essex County had no new cases.
Over the past two weeks, Windham County has reported 188 new cases, fourth among Vermont counties, and Bennington County is fifth, with 177 cases. Chittenden County is first, with 657.
Bennington County has the second-highest rate of COVID-19 among Vermont counties, at 184.4 cases per 10,000 residents, and Windham County is fifth, at 152.5. Chittenden County is first, at 198.2 cases per 10,000.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Bennington County has had 656 cases, and Windham County has had 652. As of Wednesday, 244 of Bennington County’s cases were in the town of Bennington; Brattleboro has accounted for 162 of Windham County’s cases.
So far, 280,173 people have been tested. The reported seven-day average for positive tests has risen to 2.7 percent.
The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by 199 since Monday, to 6,226.
The health department reported that 463 people were being monitored for the disease as of Tuesday, an increase of 14 from Monday. Of these, 245 are visitors to Vermont.
The statistics supplied by the Vermont Department of Health at midday each day are accurate as of the end of the previous day. The information is preliminary and subject to change.
24,800 VERMONTERS RECEIVE VACCINES
Approximately 24,800 Vermonters have received at least one dose of vaccine to date, according to the health department. That includes 23,000 people who have received only their first dose, and 1,781 who have received their second.
That figure represents 4.3 percent of Vermonters who are 16 years old or older. In Bennington County, 5.6 percent of those eligible have been vaccinated.