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Department of Health reports 11 new Covid-19 cases, one death

May 3 2020, 4:05 PM

Eleven new confirmed cases of the coronavirus were reported in Vermont Sunday, bringing the total number since the beginning of the outbreak to 897.

The Department of Health also reported an additional death related to the virus. A total of 52 people have died from the illness in the state.

According to officials, 19 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus as of Sunday. Ten of those people had tested positive.

The latest cases come as the state is taking new steps toward opening up the economy. Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday that manufacturing, distribution and construction companies could increase the number of people working together from five to 10 as of Monday. Restrictions on those businesses will be further lifted on May 10.

Meanwhile, state officials last week also announced a new contact tracing protocol to try to identify new cases and prevent an outbreak.

As of Sunday, 16,954 tests have been completed in Vermont.

— Elizabeth Hewitt