For several days in a row, there were more than 1,000 tests given daily for Covid-19. And on Wednesday, no people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of the virus.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Quebec continue to see new cases at much higher rates than Vermont.
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New data shows that Vermonters are following social distancing guidelines. And a poll found that most people support the state’s response.
Under the scenario, 50% of the workforce could return to their workplaces. The state also reported three new cases of Covid-19.
Avoiding a commute and mental health were among reasons people favored remote work, but many said they’d need more support to make it a permanent option.
The state reports 706 patients are estimated to have recovered from the virus. One new case was reported Wednesday.
Preliminary data show there were a higher-than-average number of deaths in Vermont in March. Researchers say it’s too early to know whether the fatalities are related to the coronavirus.
The state’s new map indicates that 120 Vermont towns have at least one case of Covid-19.
The state is further expanding the eligibility for diagnostic testing at long-term care facilities, prisons and for the health care workforce.
Burlington leads the state with 157 cases; 29 cities and towns have had six or more.
Hundreds of new medical volunteers have joined local units in response to Covid-19 needs.
The demand for hospital resources related to the illness has likely peaked in the state, but officials continue to urge caution.
The average age of people who have died of the coronavirus is 80, and 45% were residents in long-term care facilities at the time of their death.