Vermont shattered its previous record of 72 Covid-19 cases set just the day before. The state also reported a total of 19 people in the hospital with Covid.
Twenty-six workers at Champlain Orchards in Shoreham tested positive for the coronavirus. ‘There is no known risk to the public,’ Vermont’s health commissioner said.
The most recent death brings the total number of people who have died in Vermont with the illness since the beginning of the outbreak to 57.
More than 3,000 people attended the game on March 10; two would later die from Covid-19.
The Franklin County town is one of only eight communities in the U.S. considered an ‘escape community’ from the Spanish flu pandemic.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Quebec continue to see new cases at much higher rates than Vermont.
New data shows that black and Hispanic people are testing positive for Covid-19 at a disproportionately high rate.
Biweekly summaries of a limited number of patients found that fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breath and nasal congestion are also common symptoms of the new disease.
The facility-wide testing was carried out after a staffer who had been self-quarantining for two weeks tested positive for the virus.
The average age of people who have died of the coronavirus is 80, and 45% were residents in long-term care facilities at the time of their death.
The Vermont Department of Health is checking all employees at the 43-bed Thompson House rehabilitation and nursing center after a worker was found to have coronavirus.
Vermont also reported two new deaths and conducted 130 new tests, a significant drop compared to the daily average tests reported.
The latest figures released Friday morning raise the state’s total of positive coronavirus cases to 779, up from 768 the previous day.
Thursday’s reported deaths equals the biggest daily jump in Vermont, however a health official said the deaths occurred over a few days.