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The Checkup for July 2: 17 new cases of COVID 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

The Vermont Department of Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont on Wednesday, raising the cumulative total to 1,227. Eight of the new cases are in Chittenden County; Franklin and Windham counties each have three new cases, and Windsor, Lamoille and Caledonia counties each have one.

In Bennington County, the total remains at 72.

No Vermonters died of the disease over the past day. The death toll stands at 56. Two Vermonters are currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 67,341 tests have been administered.

The health department reported that 1,613 people were being monitored as of Wednesday, 1,571 of whom are travelers to Vermont; 1,895 people have completed monitoring.

The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 decreased by one, to 960. No explanation was given.

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