It was not immediately clear Friday how many of the cases could be attributed to a computer glitch that appears to have inflated Thursday’s numbers.
Vermont’s previous one-day record was set on March 31, when the Department of Health reported 266 cases.
Even as schools report more Covid cases, officials hope that the overall case rate in the state has stabilized or begun to decline.
Central Vermont cases are declining, but statewide totals still high.
The Department of Health also published new data on breakthrough cases, outbreaks and infections by race.
Even as cases rise, hospitalizations are rare.
Continuing a recent pattern of after-the-fact data updates, Vermont revised its Covid-19 case count for Wednesday from 105 cases to 150 cases.
State officials say lab delays have caused issues with retroactive data dumps.
“We continue to be challenged by the higher transmissibility of the Delta variant,” said Dan French, the secretary of education. “There is quite a bit of virus activity in our community, so we should not be surprised to see it show up in our schools as well.”
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A wedding in Plainfield linked to at least 67 Covid-19 infections has driven up the case rates of the town and its neighboring communities, according to Vermont Department of Health data.
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Health Commissioner Mark Levine discussed a letter that 91 employees had sent to Department of Health leadership the previous week. In response, a swath of employees continued to express frustrations.
The week ended with at least three school closures because of Covid: Pownal Elementary School, East Montpelier Elementary and Twinfield Union in Plainfield. Several other school districts reported Covid cases but did not close entire schools or grades.