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The Checkup: COVID-19 death toll stands at 54; 2 new cases reported

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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, two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Vermont over the past day, one each in Washington and Grand Isle counties, raising the total to 954. Sixty of the 954 cases are in Bennington County.

No Vermonters died of the disease over the previous day. The total number of deaths remains at 54.

So far, 27,424 tests have been administered. Thirty-six people are being monitored, and 872 have completed monitoring, the state reported. The health department said 837 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of three from Friday.

More COVID-19 pop-up test sites open

The Health Department is opening nearly two dozen additional pop-up sites to test people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 for the virus.

The specimen collection sites are located throughout the state. Among them are a site in Manchester on May 27, and in Bennington on June 1. Find the full list of locations and make an appointment to be tested at, or by calling 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828. All clinics operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Health care workers, first responders, child care providers, and people returning to Vermont - such as college students, people who winter out of state and second home owners - are especially encouraged to consider being tested.



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