VDH COVID-19 Update: 16 new cases, mostly in Chittenden County

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VDH COVID-19 Update: 16 new cases, mostly in Chittenden County

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 5:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health today is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, with 11 of those cases in Chittenden County. There were two in Lamoille County and one each in Bennington, Essex and Windham counties. The VDH reminds Vermonters that with “feels like” temperatures forecast to reach nearly 100 degrees this week, Vermonters are urged to know how to keep safe and cool. Heat illnesses are a real danger, even for young people. In fact, Vermonters between the ages of 15 and 34 have a greater risk of going to the emergency department for a heat-related reason compared to adults aged 35 to 65.

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 9, 2020

New information is in red.

This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pages
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Stay Safe in the Heat

With “feels like” temperatures forecast to reach nearly 100 degrees this week, Vermonters are urged to know how to keep safe and cool. Heat illnesses are a real danger, even for young people. In fact, Vermonters between the ages of 15 and 34 have a greater risk of going to the emergency department for a heat-related reason compared to adults aged 35 to 65.

Stay hydrated, listen to your body, and find a place to cool off if you need it. Keep an eye on your neighbors, especially older Vermonters and those with mobility issues. And NEVER leave a child or pet in the car – even for short periods of time.

The Health Department has guidance communities can use for opening cooling centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check Vermont Emergency Management’s municipal cooling locations page to see if any centers are open near you.

Get more heat safety tips and stay informed of weather and other alerts impacting Vermont by signing up with VT-Alert.

College and University Guidance Released

State officials announced new guidance Tuesday for Vermont colleges and universities. Find the Mandatory Guidance for College and University Campus Learning on the Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s website.

New on healthvermont.gov

The Data Dashboard now includes a tab showing the total number of lab-confirmed cases and total number of deaths in each county reported during the last 14 days.

The number of recent cases by county gives us a better sense of where COVID-19 is most active geographically.

Go to healthvermont.gov/currentactivity to find the COVID-19 Cases by County map, then click on the “Recent Cases” tab.

When looking at the county numbers, please remember that low or no recent cases is not the same as “safer.” We know the virus is in our communities and we should continue to follow health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 – no matter what county we live in or visit. The map reflects the number of people who had a positive test. There may be active cases in your county that haven’t been tested.

Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on July 9, 2020

Description

 

Number

 

Total cases*

 

1,272

(16 new)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

3

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

12

 

Total people recovered

 

1,054

 

Deaths+

 

56

 

People tested

 

72,749

 

Travelers monitored

 

1,731

 

Contacts monitored

 

54

 

People completed monitoring

 

2,604

 

* Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.

+ Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending.

Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.

Find more at the data dashboard: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity

Protest Safely

We support Vermonters engaging in peaceful protests and other civic activities to make their voices heard.

Please remember that large gatherings do pose a greater risk for virus exposure. So wear a mask if you can when near others, maintain a 6-foot distance, and if you're sick, find actions to make yourself heard from home.

We encourage anyone who is participating in a public action to get tested for COVID-19. Learn more about how to get tested.

Get Tested for COVID-19

People who want to be tested can contact their health care provider for a referral. Tests are conducted at a number of sites throughout the state. There are also urgent care centers offering testing.

Additionally, the Health Department is continuing to open pop-up sites for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested for the virus. Pop-up sites are currently scheduled through July, and operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn more about how to get tested.

Guidance for Vermonters

Traveler Information

Get the latest info about travel to Vermont, including for quarantining and testing.

Anyone coming to Vermont is strongly encouraged to sign up for Sara Alert daily symptom check reminders.  

Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental Health

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:

For more information: