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The Checkup for Sept. 6: 6 new cases of COVID-19 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 Sunday, the Vermont Health Department reported six new positive tests over the past two days for the virus that causes COVID-19. The cumulative total is now at 1,648.

One new case was reported in Bennington County, where the cumulative total for Bennington County is now 106.

No Vermonters died of the disease over the past two days. The death toll remains at 58.

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One Vermonter is currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 144,063 tests have been administered.

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The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by 15, to 1,456.

The health department reported that 703 people were being monitored for the disease as of Sunday, an increase of 29 from Friday. Of these, 626 are visitors to Vermont.

Sept. 14 COVID-19 testing in Bennington

The Vermont Department of Health will be offering free COVID-19 testing on Monday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bennington Rescue Squad, 120 McKinley St.

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To make an appointment, create an account at https://vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration.

Other testing dates and locations can be found at https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-covid-19.

Quick turnaround on contact tracing

The Health Department reports that Vermont's contact tracers have interviewed 96 percent of people with COVID-19 within 24 hours of receiving the test result. This turnaround time ensures people can isolate themselves quickly and tracers can identify and reach out to anyone who was potentially exposed.

More information about contact tracing efforts is available in the department's latest Weekly Summary of Vermont COVID-19 Data, at https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/current-activity-vermont#datasummaries.


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