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Health Department reports 59 new cases and no new deaths on Wednesday

Feb 17 2021, 2:59 PM

The Department of Health reported 59 new cases of the coronavirus and no new deaths on Wednesday. Total cases in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic now number 13,996, and total deaths remain at 191. 

New cases were reported Wednesday in 11 of Vermont’s 14 counties:

  • Chittenden: 21
  • Franklin: 9
  • Rutland: 7
  • Windham: 4
  • Windsor: 4
  • Bennington: 3
  • Caledonia: 3
  • Washington: 3
  • Addison: 2
  • Orange: 2
  • Essex: 1

As of Wednesday, 44 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19. Eight of those people were in intensive care, and two more were hospitalized with a suspected case.

The state reported that 987,188 tests have been administered for the illness in Vermont since mid-March. As of Wednesday, 320,798 people have been tested. The seven-day average positivity rate is 1.7%, up from 1.6% on Tuesday.

Eligible Vermonters — currently those 70 and older — can register for vaccine appointments at

Testing sites can be found at

The health department’s travel-related quarantine 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