Sixteen new Covid-19 cases were confirmed and two new deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Saturday.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, a total of 843 people have tested positive for the virus. The latest data included nine new cases reported Friday, as well as other cases tallied into the daily total of previous days.
The two most recent deaths bring the total number of people who have died in Vermont of the virus to 46.
The latest numbers come as state officials say data suggests Vermont is on a positive trend in efforts to minimize the virus within the state. However, while the state appears to have passed the peak for demand on hospital resources, officials said Friday that Vermonters still need to be vigilante.
A total of 37 people were reported to be hospitalized with either confirmed or suspected cases of the virus as of Saturday. Twelve of those patients have tested positive for the virus, and the other cases are under investigation.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, 14,682 tests have been administered in Vermont.
The data the Department of Health releases is considered preliminary. Case totals on earlier days in the outbreak are sometimes revised to correct duplicate data or to add previously uncounted cases.
— Elizabeth Hewitt
[This post was updated at 2:28 p.m. to include the increase in the total number of cases, in addition to the total reported Friday.]