VDH: 3 more COVID-related deaths for 607 statewide

VDH: 3 extra COVID-related deaths for 607 statewide

Beginning February 5, the case dashboard is not going to be up to date on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. A breakdown of the earlier days’ instances will probably be reported on Mondays (or the day following a vacation, together with City Assembly on March 1). See beneath. Graphics courtesy DFR.

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Enterprise Journal The Vermont Division of Well being right now is reporting 194 instances of COVID-19 for Thursday, up 17 from Wednesday. The 7-day case common is 163 (see modeling replace beneath). Hospitalizations and ICU stays have fallen dramatically the previous few weeks. The CDC and Vermont are emphasizing severe well being outcomes, comparable to hospitalizations and fatalities, and never general instances, as the most effective measure of COVID’s well being impression at the moment.

There have been three further COVID-related deaths since yesterday, for 607 statewide; there was one within the 70-79 age vary and two within the 80+ age group.

There have been 49 COVID-19 associated fatalities in Vermont in September 2021, and 47 deaths in October, that are the fourth- and fifth-worst months on file. There have been 42 fatalities in November, 62 in December, and 65 in January 2022 and 57 in February and 5 thus far in March.

Whereas the highest focus of deaths has been within the final six months, December 2020 was the worst month with 71.

Hospitalizations right now have been 32 (unchanged yesterday). The file was 122 on January 19. Well being officers have centered on this as a key indicator. That they had been operating over 100 in early February.

ICU stays, which additionally had been elevated however much less risky, have been 6 (up 2). The one-day file there was set December 7, 2021, (31). 

With case counts falling, the seven-day positivity fee is now 4.6%; the file was 13.8% set January 8. Testing can also be down.

As a result of Vermont hospitalizations and deaths have come down, Governor Scott Thursday mentioned that as of March 14 there not will probably be particular COVID steerage for faculties.

This consists of no further masking suggestions for youngsters and employees within the faculty constructing or on the college buses. Colleges will comply with the overall statewide steerage on mitigation measures.

Human Companies Secretary Jenney Samuelson added that kids have seen fewer severe well being outcomes, together with hospitalizations, from COVID nationwide. In Vermont, nobody beneath 20 has died from COVID.

The statewide steerage will probably be primarily based on private alternative, which Scott mentioned needs to be pushed by particular person well being issues, which embrace age and underlying medical circumstances. If, say, a brand new variant emerges, then steerage may once more change, he mentioned.

He added that due to immunity ranges right here and well being care expertise, Vermont is nicely ready to deal with what comes subsequent.

He urged anybody who felt the necessity to put on a masks, in public or in class, to take action as they see match. He requested that nobody be judgemental on the measures every of us is taking to remain wholesome.

Nonetheless, he famous that those that weren’t absolutely vaccinated have been nonetheless at higher danger for severe well being outcomes in the event that they did contract COVID.

At Thursday’s press briefing, neither the governor nor members of the administration put on carrying a masks, for the primary time since November 2, 2021. 

Well being Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, has mentioned he expects fatalities to subside within the subsequent couple weeks. He mentioned there are not any harmful trying variants on the horizon, not like the Delta variant from final summer time and Omicron from late fall. An analogous variant to Omicron is circulating in Vermont, however doesn’t look like inflicting noticeable results. However he urges Vermonters to stay vigilant, get vaccinated, put on a masks and keep residence if sick and get examined.

Importantly, hospitalizations and ICU stays are a lot decrease than even a pair weeks in the past. In the meantime, the file each day excessive of COVID-19 instances was set January 7, with 2,975.

January 2022 had by far probably the most instances by month, with 38,500 due to the Omicron variant. December 2021 was second worst with 16,091. December 2021 was third worst with 10,134, February 2022 was fourth with 7,585 and October 2021 was fifth with 6,572, because the worst months for general instances have been all within the final six.

There have been 177 instances of COVID-19 on Wednesday; 262 on Tuesday; 101 on Monday; 70 on Sunday; 87 on Saturday; 185 on Friday; 227 on Thursday; and 206 final Wednesday.

Weekly Information Modeling is introduced by DFR Commissioner Michael Pieciak

Division of Monetary Regulation Information Modeling was up to date March 2, 2022 (click on HERE for all 55 slides).

COVID-19 instances in Vermont proceed to say no, with the state averaging 163 instances per day on a seven-day common. This represents a 91% lower for the reason that Omicron variant peaked in Vermont in January 2022, with instances now on the identical stage as September 2021. CDC modeling predicts these favorable traits will proceed in Vermont, the Northeast, and throughout the US.

Hospitalizations have additionally dropped precipitously because the Omicron wave subsides: new admissions for the virus have dropped by greater than a 3rd within the final week whereas the ICU inpatient census has fallen by half. 

As of March 2, there are two people in Vermont ICUs for COVID-19. The typical general variety of individuals within the hospital for the virus in Vermont has declined 40% within the final week to 33—a stage not seen since final fall. 

Hospitalizations proceed to be extra frequent amongst older Vermonters: these over 65 are greater than 17 occasions extra prone to be hospitalized for COVID than these beneath 24. Unvaccinated adults are additionally at elevated danger with quadruple the speed of hospitalization in comparison with their boosted friends.

Deaths have been inconsistently distributed in Vermont through the month of February, with almost 60% of the 57 fatalities occurring within the first half of the month. Modeling forecasts deaths will proceed to gradual within the coming weeks. Our ideas are with the households of those that have misplaced family members to COVID-19.

  • Vermont is averaging 163 instances over the past 7 days
  • The 7-day common has decreased 20% over the past 7 days & decreased 43% over the past 14 days
  • Instances down 91% for the reason that Omicron Peak
  • Vermont reported 1,111 new COVID-19 instances this week, 526 fewer instances in comparison with final week
  • Fewest weekly case since mid-September
  • Week-over-week testing fell, with the 7-day common reducing 17%
  • Take a look at positivity decreased 3% over the past 7 days
  • The not absolutely vaccinated case fee has decreased 35% within the final 7 days
  • The absolutely vaccinated fee has decreased 25% throughout the identical interval
  • During the last 7 days, instances have:

● Decreased 1% for ages 0 to 24
● Decreased 42% for ages 25 to 49
● Decreased 24% for ages 50 to 64
● Decreased 10% for ages 65+

  • Vermont ranked thirty fifth for the speed of recent COVID-19 instances over the past week.
  • Vermont had the 2nd highest fee of COVID-19 testing over the past week
  • Vermont COVID-19 instances are anticipated to proceed to say no within the coming weeks, according to enhancing case traits in Vermont, the Northeast and the U.S.
  • Declines in COVID-19 fatalities are anticipated over the following 4 weeks
  • 36% lower within the new hospital admission 7-day common over the previous week, 7-day common lowest since early October
  • 40% Lower within the 7-day hospitalization common over the previous week
  • 50% lower within the 7-day ICU common over the previous week
  • Hospitalizations proceed to be extra frequent amongst older Vermonters
  • These 18+ & not absolutely vaccinated have been almost 4x extra prone to be hospitalized from COVID-19 over the past 6 weeks in comparison with these absolutely vaccinated & boosted
  • Vermont ranked twenty first on COVID-19 hospital admissions per capita over the past week
  • 602 COVID-19 deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic
  • Vermont had the Thirteenth-fewest COVID-19 deaths per capita over the past week
  • Northeast Regional Instances: New Instances February 22th to February twenty eighth, 47% Lower in New Instances
  • Weekly Northeast Regional Instances: 39,849 fewer instances this week in comparison with final week
  • New England instances decreased 29% over final 7 days & decreased 56% over final 14 days
  • New England hospitalizations decreased 25% over final 7 days & decreased 47% over final 14 days
  • Nationwide COVID-19 instances are anticipated to see enchancment within the coming weeks
  • Case declines will possible fluctuate by geography primarily based on timing of Omicron peak

COVID instances now are highest per capita within the final two weeks in Addison, Orleans, Orange, and Windsor. Addison had been a comparatively fairly area till just lately. Windsor County instances even have elevated relative to the remainder of the state.

Dr Levine mentioned those that should not absolutely vaccinated (which features a booster for these eligible) are nonetheless extra prone to be hospitalized for COVID-19.

In keeping with the VDH, 81 p.c of eligible Vermonters (5+) have been accomplished their vaccination routine and a complete of 66 p.c (12+) have acquired a booster shot.

Case data displays counts as of the top of the earlier weekday. All knowledge are compiled by the Well being Division and are preliminary and topic to vary.

February 28 101 4
March 1 262 0
Feb. 25 185 0
Feb. 26 87 0
Feb. 27 70 3
Feb. 18 267 4
Feb. 19 210 0
Feb. 20 101 0
Feb. 21 68 0


Feb. 11 283 0
Feb. 12 247 0
Feb. 13 120 8
Feb. 4 284 0
Feb. 5 311 0
Feb. 6 149 0

Case data displays counts as of the top of the earlier weekday. All knowledge are compiled by the Well being Division and are preliminary and topic to vary.


Addison County

New Instances: 66

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 305

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 824.9

Bennington County

New Instances: 2

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 96

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 269.4

Caledonia County

New Instances: 8

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 94

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 310.2

Chittenden County

New Instances: 51

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 591

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 359.1

Essex County

New Instances: 0

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 18

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 288

Franklin County

New Instances: 5

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 174

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 352.1

Grand Isle County

New Instances: 1

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 15

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 211.6

Lamoille County

New Instances: 2

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 39

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 154.2

Orange County

New Instances: 2

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 118

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 406.9

Orleans County

New Instances: 6

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 145

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 538.9

Pending Validation

New Instances: 11

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 165

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 0

Rutland County

New Instances: 13

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 209

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 356.2

Washington County

New Instances: 13

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 189

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 325.1

Windham County

New Instances: 3

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 63

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 147.3

Windsor County

New Instances: 11

Latest Instances – Previous 14 Days: 208

Instances Per 100,000 – Previous 14 Days: 376.2

​As for testing, the state will probably be relying extra closely on self reporting as fast antigen exams develop into extra outstanding and extra accessible.

Whereas the primary 350,000 exams have been distributed in a program that started in January, all Vermont residents who haven’t efficiently ordered one can request a fast, at residence take a look at by means of the VDH when the state is ready to distribute the following allotment of 150,000 exams: SayYesCovidHomeTest.org

Fast antigen exams at the moment are extra broadly accessible at native pharmacies and the fee needs to be reimbursed by your medical insurance supplier.

Federal COVID fast exams at the moment are accessible at COVIDtests.gov – Free at-home COVID-19 exams 

Every order will comprise two take a look at kits and every equipment comprises two exams, for a complete of 4 exams per order.

Vaccines & Boosters

To make an appointment, mother and father and caregivers can go surfing efficient instantly at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine or by calling 855-722-7878.

  • Along with increasing booster eligibility to these beneath 12, the FDA additionally shortened the ready time between the first sequence of the Pfizer vaccine and the third shot (booster) from six months to 5.
  • The FDA additionally licensed a 3rd primary-series dose for immunocompromised kids over 5 years previous.

Along with being vaccinated and boosted, Vermonters ought to proceed taking these common sense precautions to defend in opposition to the unfold of the virus in our communities. 

  • Keep residence in case you really feel sick.
  • Get examined when you’ve got any signs – even when gentle, or in case you could also be a detailed contact, or have taken half in actions that would put you in danger, comparable to giant gatherings or journey.
  • Put on a masks at indoor public settings and round anybody at larger danger of COVID-19.
  • Collect with others safely, which implies small group sizes and testing earlier than vacation celebrations.

For extra data:

Study extra in regards to the Omicron variant from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/omicron-variant.html

See Case and Vaccine Dashboards Beneath

This map consists of Well being Division, pharmacy and different testing websites.

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The place to Get Examined


Vermonters will quickly be capable of choose up a free antigen take a look at at websites across the state. Info will probably be posted right here as quickly as it’s accessible. Learn extra about antigen exams


You may be examined at a Well being Division testing web site, by means of your well being care supplier, or ask about testing at your native pharmacy. Individuals with or with out signs may be examined at most testing areas.

Find out about how you can isolate and notify your shut contacts in case you take a look at constructive


Our testing and vaccination clinics are busy proper now. It is vital to make an appointment forward of time so you’ll not be turned away. Make an appointment on-line, or name 802-863-7240. ASL interpretation is on the market by video in any respect Well being Division testing websites.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Use when you’ve got had testing or a vaccine by means of the Well being Division.

CHECK FOR RESULTS Log in after you get an e mail saying your outcomes are prepared.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT Use when you’ve got by no means had a take a look at or vaccine by means of the Well being Division.

The way to create an account

Continuously requested questions on Well being Division Testing

Southwestern Vermont Medical Heart (this web site is just not Well being Division testing)
Gymnasium at former Southern Vermont School campus
981 Mansion Dr.
Mon – Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
No appointment needed. See particulars and obtain a consent kind right here: https://svhealthcare.org/COVID-19/testing

1311 Barre-Montpelier Rd.
Mon, Thurs, Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tues 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wed, Fri 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Solar 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We suggest you schedule an appointment on the 1311 Barre-Montpelier Rd location. If there are not any appointments, walk-ins are accepted on the Berlin Mall.

282 Berlin Mall Rd
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Solar 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

417 Canal St.
Tues, Thurs 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

405 Pine St.
Mon, Tues, Fri  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed, Thurs 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

294 North Winooski Ave., Suite 125
Mon, Fri 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enosburg Falls
Chilly Hole Household Follow (this web site is just not Well being Division testing)
84 Water Tower Rd. Fork Suite 1
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
For appointment for this web site name: 802-933-6664

5445 Lake Morey Rd. E
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Solar 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tues, Fri 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Glover Ambulance
48 County Rd.
Tues, Thurs 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hardwick Hearth Station
333 Wolcott St.
Mon 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Wed 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Island Pond
Brighton Hearth Division
102 Railroad St.
Tues 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thurs 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

62 Wilson Rd.
Mon – Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

1396 Route 7 South (Middlebury South Plaza)
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat, Solar 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

134 State St. (car parking zone)
Thurs 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Copley Hospital (this web site is just not Well being Division testing)
528 Washington Hwy
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 11:00 am, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00 – 11:00 am
For appointment for this web site name: 802-888-8888

Lamoille Well being Companions
609 Washington Freeway
Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Newport Ambulance Companies
830 Union St.
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Nation Hospital
189 Prouty Dr.
Mon, Thurs, Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tues, Wed 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

31 Canine River Rd.
Mon 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Gifford Medical Heart (this web site is just not Well being Division testing)
44 S Major St, South car parking zone
Mon and Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For appointment for this web site name: 802-728-7000

Rutland Regional Medical Heart
160 Allen St.
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:50 am

Springfield Well being Heart
51 Pearl St., Degree 2
Mon, Tues, Fri 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Carlos Otis Stratton Mountain Clinic
78 Founder’s Hill Rd.
Mon and Wed 8:00 am – 11:00 am

St. Albans
Northwestern Medical Heart (Valley Crossroads Constructing)
27 Fisher Pond Highway (north aspect of the constructing)
Mon, Tues, Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wed, Thurs 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

St. Johnsbury
Caledonia Dwelling Well being Care & Hospice
161 Sherman Dr. (car parking zone)
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tues, Thurs 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Waitsfield United Church of Christ
4355 Major St.
Fri, Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

1727 Guptil Rd.
Mon, Tues, Fri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thurs 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Solar 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wells River
65 Major St. N.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thurs 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

249 Meadow St.
Wed 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

UVMMC Clinic – Taft Corners
300 Interstate Corp. Heart
(Subsequent to TD Financial institution and throughout from Pleasant’s)
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Final day of testing: Thursday, March 31

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Well being Heart
289 County Highway
Mon 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Tues – Fri 8:50 am – 12:30 pm

32 Mallets Bay Ave.
Mon, Wed, Fri 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat, Solar 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Vaccination & COVID-19 Dashboards 

February 22: Sections of the dashboard which can be up to date on a weekly foundation will probably be up to date tomorrow, Wednesday. This consists of the weekly data on the Case Charges by Inhabitants tab, the Hospitalization & Dying Charges by Inhabitants tab and the Weekly Demographics tab.