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Health Department reports 88 new Covid cases and one new death on Saturday

Nov 21 2020, 6:35 PM

The Department of Health reported 88 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday and one new death. Saturday’s new cases bring the total confirmed in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,546. Deaths now number 63.

New cases were reported Saturday in 13 counties:

  • Washington: 16
  • Chittenden: 12
  • Orleans: 12
  • Bennington: 8
  • Rutland: 6
  • Orange: 6
  • Windsor: 6
  • Caledonia: 5
  • Franklin: 5
  • Lamoille: 5
  • Windham: 3
  • Addison: 3
  • Essex: 1

As of Saturday, 17 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of Covid-19, with two in intensive care. One other person was hospitalized with a suspected case.

The state reported that 506,543 tests have been administered for the illness in Vermont since mid-March, an increase of 8,637. As of Saturday, 210,293 people have been tested. The seven-day positivity rate is 1.8%.

Testing sites can be found at https://humanresources.vermont.gov/popups.

The state has gathered the dashboards and websites of Vermont colleges that are reporting Covid cases and testing. Those can be found on the Department of Financial Regulation’s School Reopening web page.

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.

—Cate Chant