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Health Department reports 31 new cases and one new death on Monday

May 3 2021, 11:24 AM

The Department of Health reported 31 new cases of the coronavirus and one new death on Monday. Total cases in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic now number 23,158, and total deaths number 248.

The state reported 88 new cases on Saturday and 83 on Sunday, with one new death reported over the weekend.

New cases were reported Monday in seven of Vermont’s 14 counties.

  • Chittenden: 6
  • Rutland: 6
  • Windsor: 6
  • Caledonia: 5
  • Washington: 4
  • Bennington: 3
  • Essex: 1

As of Monday, 15 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19. Four of those people were in intensive care, and one more was hospitalized with a suspected case.

The state reported that 1,592,996 tests have been administered for the illness in Vermont since the start of the pandemic. As of Monday, 382,134 individual people had been tested. The seven-day average test positivity rate was 1.1%.

Eligible people can register for vaccine appointments at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine. All Vermonters 16 and older are currently eligible, as well as out-of-state college students and people living in Vermont part-time.

Testing sites can be found at https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing.

The health department’s travel-related testing policy for people who are coming into the state or returning from other areas can be found here.

The health department’s full daily update is available here.

—Mike Dougherty