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The Checkup for July 3: 9 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 nine new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont on Thursday, raising the cumulative total to 1,236. One new case was reported in Bennington County, where the cumulative total rose to 73. Chittenden County had five new cases, Franklin County had two, and Rutland County had one.

No Vermonters died of the disease over the past day. The death toll stands at 56. One Vermonter is currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 68,395 tests have been administered.

The health department reported that 1,693 people were being monitored as of Thursday, an increase of 90. Of those, 1,645 are travelers to Vermont.

The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by seven, to 967.

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