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The Checkup for Sept. 9: Bennington College reports no active cases

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


The statistics supplied by the Vermont Department of Health at midday each day are accurate as of the end of the previous day.

On Wednesday, the Vermont Health Department reported two new positive tests over the past day for the virus that causes COVID-19. The cumulative total is now at 1,656.

The new cases were reported in Bennington and Franklin counties. The cumulative total for Bennington County is now 108.

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

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One Vermonter is currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 147,170 tests have been administered.

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The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by three, to 1,468.

The health department reported that 636 people were being monitored for the disease as of Wednesday, an increase of four from Tuesday. Of these, 571 are visitors to Vermont.


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Bennington College reported Wednesday that three people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, and that the campus now has no active cases.

The college reported that 1,117 tests have been administered.

The three positive cases were identified through arrival testing; they were not related to each other, the college reported.

All Day 7 testing results have been negative so far.

Of the students who arrived on Aug. 31, there were no positives found through arrival testing, and Day 7 testing began Monday. Rolling testing will begin the week of Sept. 14.


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