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The Checkup: 1 new case of COVID-19 reported in Vermont

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With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis.

The numbers

According to the Vermont Department of Health, one new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Vermont over the past day, raising the total to 975. The new case was reported in Rutland county.

In Bennington County, the total stands at 63 cases.

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No Vermonters have died of the disease since Thursday morning, leaving the total number of deaths at 55.

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So far, 31,885 tests have been administered.

Forty-two people are being monitored, and 881 have completed monitoring, the state reported. The health department said 859 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of four from Thursday.

No coronavirus cases found at Rutland prison

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The Vermont Department of Corrections said it has completed testing of inmates and staff at the Rutland prison for the virus that causes COVID-19 and no cases were detected.

The department announced the results of the tests of 117 inmates and 87 staff members of the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

Vermont now has completed testing of all inmates and staff at four of the state's six correctional facilities. Additional tests are planned.


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