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The Checkup for Sept. 7: 3 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 Monday, the Vermont Health Department reported three new positive tests over the past day for the virus that causes COVID-19. The cumulative total is now at 1,651.

The new cases were reported in Windor, Orange and Bennington counties. The cumulative total for Bennington County is now 107.

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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.

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So far, 145,993 tests have been administered.

The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by nine, to 1,465.

The health department reported that 610 people were being monitored for the disease as of Monday, a decrease of 93 from Sunday. Of these, 539 are visitors to Vermont.

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GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is encouraging farmers, producers and working lands businesses to apply for two major coronavirus relief grant programs. The deadline to apply is by Oct. 1.

The purpose of the federal funding is help stabilize agricultural businesses who suffered lost revenues and expenses related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the agency said.

"We do not want to leave any money on the table," said Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts in a written statement. "We have already sent millions to hundreds but there is more money available. From organic farmers to sugar makers to slaughterhouses there is money available to help these businesses."


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