The Vermont Department of Health reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont on Wednesday. The cumulative total reported is 9,368, which is 121 higher than the total reported Tuesday. The health department did not explain the discrepancy.
Eleven of Vermont’s 14 counties reported at least one new case since Tuesday. Chittenden County had 38; Windsor County had 26; Rutland County had 15; Bennington County had 10; Addison County had nine; Lamoille and Washington counties each had six; Windham County had four; Caledonia County had two; and Franklin and Orange counties each had one. Essex, Grand Isle and Orleans counties reported no new cases.
No Vermonters died of COVID-19 over the past day, the health department reported Wednesday. The death toll remains at 158.
Forty-eight Vermonters are hospitalized with the disease; eight of those patients are in intensive care units.
Over the past two weeks, Windham County has reported 185 new cases, and Bennington County has reported 179. Chittenden County, Vermont’s largest county, has had 678.
Bennington County has the second-highest rate of COVID-19 among Vermont counties, at 186.9 cases per 10,000 residents, and Windham County is fifth, at 153.9. Chittenden County is first, at 200.5 cases per 10,000.
So far, 281,032 people have been tested. The reported seven-day average for positive tests has risen to 2.8 percent.
The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by 95 since Tuesday, to 6,321.
The health department reported that 345 people were being monitored for the disease as of Wednesday, a decrease of 118 from Monday. Of these, 167 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.
26,600 VERMONTERS RECEIVE VACCINES
Approximately 26,600 Vermonters have received at least one dose of vaccine to date, an increase of 1,800 from Tuesday, according to the health department. That includes 23,600 people who have received only their first dose, and 2,938 who have received their second.
That figure represents 4.6 percent of Vermonters who are 16 years old or older. In Bennington County, 5.9 percent of those eligible have been vaccinated.