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Covid-19 cases leap past the 1,000 mark, with an outbreak in Winooski

Jun 4 2020, 9:56 PM

The state Department of Health reported 36 new cases of Covid-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the illness since the outbreak began in March to 1,026.

Thirty-four of the 36 are from testing in Winooski, where a cluster of cases has prompted a pop-up testing site this week at the O’Brien Community Center. Testing there will continue Friday and Tuesday. 

Health Commissioner Mark Levine said he expects to see more positive results.

 “We expect outbreaks, but we are prepared to contain them,” he said.

There were no new deaths, keeping the total number of people who have died from Covid-19 in Vermont at 55. There are 13 people hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases. No one is hospitalized with a confirmed case.

The state reported 639 new tests conducted, bringing the total to 37,834.

The health department’s full update is here.

— Cate Chant