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The Checkup for July 24: 8 new COVID cases 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 statistics supplied by the Vermont Department of Health at midday each day are accurate as of the end of the previous day.

The Vermont Department of Health on reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont as of Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 1,385.

Of the new cases, Franklin and Rutland counties each had two, and Bennington, Chittenden, Addison and Washington counties each had one.

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Seven additional cases are classified as "pending validation," with the county not specified.

Bennington County's official cumulative total is now at 81 cases.

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No Vermonters have died of the disease in more than a month. The state death toll remains at 56. Three Vermonters are currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 87,692 tests have been administered.

The health department reported that 1,147 people were being monitored as of Thursday, a decrease of 53 from Wednesday. Of those, 1,087 are travelers to Vermont.

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The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by 21 on Thursday, to 1,177.

SVSU completes reopening survey

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union has completed its survey of families, and is working toward announcing its plans for the reopening of schools. That announcement is expected during the week of Aug. 3.

"We want to thank everyone who filled out the SVSU Fall Planning Survey that closed this past Wednesday at noon," Superintendent Jim Culkeen said in a statement on the SVSU website. "We received 1,437 responses. We are now in the process of compiling the data to support next steps along with any updates that we receive from the Vermont Agency of Education."


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