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Southern Vermont lights up on Vermont’s town-by-town Covid-19 map

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Vermont’s post-Thanksgiving surge in Covid-19 cases has shifted the brunt of the pandemic from the Northeast Kingdom to southern Vermont, the latest town-by-town data from the Department of Health shows. 

Bennington County and Rutland County now have the highest Covid-19 rates in the state, although Essex and Caledonia counties remain above the statewide average. With 164 cases per 10,000 people in the past two weeks, Bennington has the second-highest county rate in New England, behind Sullivan County in New Hampshire. Rutland County has the third-highest rate.

More than 90 Vermont communities are in the highest category of Covid case spread, defined by the state health department as more than 80 cases per 10,000 people in the past two weeks. 

Use the table above to find your community’s rate of transmission, or check out the Department to Health map to see geographic patterns in case spread.

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