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The Checkup for Sept. 8: 3 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 three new positive tests over the past day for the virus that causes COVID-19. The cumulative total is now at 1,654.

The new cases were reported in Chittenden, Lamoille and Orleans counties. The cumulative total for Bennington County remains unchanged at 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, 146,782 tests have been administered.

The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 remained unchanged at 1,465.

The health department reported that 632 people were being monitored for the disease as of Tuesday, an increase of 22 from Monday. Of these, 563 are visitors to Vermont.

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR OCT. 1

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. in Bennington.

Blood drives cancelled during the pandemic have increased the need for donors. Red Cross staff, volunteers, and donors will be masked and observe social distancing to the greatest extent possible.

To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone. As always, walk-ins will be accommodated as well.

Those who have questions about the drive may contact Susan Gallina at 802-447-5345.


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