Burlington has reported a spike in Covid levels in its wastewater, but it’s too early to say whether it’s a true increase or an anomaly, according to officials.
Communities statewide are set to start a series of wastewater projects funded by federal Covid-19 relief money.
The spike in two Burlington wastewater treatment plants could be an early indicator of Covid levels, but the health department said it would have to wait to see if the trend persists.
Hospital admissions have dropped this week, two weeks after the state reported “medium” Covid levels.
Two weeks after the holiday season, national hospitalizations for Covid are rising, but Vermont’s have ticked down again.
The newly reported deaths raise Vermont’s death toll throughout the pandemic by 11%. Officials blamed the error on reduced staff capacity.
Sponsored by the Vermont Health Equity Initiative, the clinic runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.
The number of hospital admissions for the disease doubled from last week. Flu levels were also “very high” as of late December, the health department reported.
The clinics have run almost continuously since Covid vaccines became available, but state officials say there’s not enough demand now to keep them going.
The early focus in Vermont’s upcoming legislative session will be on evaluating pandemic-era investments and policies to guide next steps, plus educating newly elected members, leaders say.