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The Checkup for Sept. 1: 6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vermont

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

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. On Tuesday, the Vermont Health Department reported six new positive tests for the virus that causes COVID-19. The new total was listed as 1,635, 11 more than had been reported Monday. The department did not explain the discrepancy.

Four of the new cases are in Rutland County, and two in Chittenden County.

In Bennington County, the cumulative total remains at 102.

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No Vermonters died of the disease over the past day. The death toll remains at 58. One Vermonter is currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 138,446 tests have been administered.

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The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by seven, to 1,432.

The health department reported that 703 people were being monitored for the disease as of Monday, a decrease of 38 from the previous day. Of these, 628 are visitors to Vermont.

COVID-19 testing offered in Rutland

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In an effort to assist with thorough testing around the recent Killington COVID-19 outbreak, the Vermont Department of Health has asked Rutland Regional to open their testing facility on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This testing is in addition to the Vermont Department of Health's pop-up test clinic scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Rutland Office of Local Health in the Asa Bloomer Building, for which registration is required.

Rutland Regional's testing site is located at 160 Allen St., in the upper lot.

Call 802-747-1880 to schedule a testing time. Unscheduled testing will be accommodated, but will extend wait times. A doctor's order is not necessary to get this test, but it will expedite the process.


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