VDH COVID-19 Update: First death in 43 days, 57 total

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VDH COVID-19 Update: First death in 43 days, 57 total

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 4:50pm -- tim

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 30, 2020

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Vermont reports first COVID-19-associated death in 43 days

Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD issued the following statement Thursday:

It is with sadness that I report an additional death associated with COVID-19. This is the first Vermont death in 43 days, and we at the Health Department express our deepest condolences to the patients’ loved ones, friends and family.

To protect the individual’s privacy, we will not be providing information about the person or the circumstances of their passing. Anyone who may be affected by their illness will have been contacted and given appropriate guidance for their health and safety.

We have been uniquely fortunate to have been spared such a loss for many weeks. And we are maintaining a relatively low rate of new positive cases. This has been made possible by the cooperation and sacrifices Vermonters have made to protect themselves and others from this coronavirus.

However, while we are hopeful that together, our efforts will keep us from experiencing more illness and deaths in the future, we must be prepared for the fact that the virus is not going away anytime soon. I ask everyone in Vermont to join me in honoring this latest loss by recommitting to doing everything we can to keep each other safe and prevent further spread of this virus.

According to Vermont Health Department data analyzed by VBM, the death appears to be in Washington County, which last week accounted for one COVID-19 death and now is reporting two deaths. The statewide total is 57 since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

In VDH's daily update, there is one new case in Vermont as of today for a statewide total of 1,407.

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Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on July 30, 2020





Total cases*



(1 new)


Currently hospitalized




Hospitalized under investigation




Total people recovered








People tested




Travelers monitored




Contacts monitored




People completed monitoring




* 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.

Getting Tested for COVID-19

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you think you may need to get tested, talk with your health care provider, or call 2-1-1 if you don’t have a provider and need to be connected to care.

Use CDC’s Self-Checker tool to find out if you should be tested. If you do need testing, look for a clinic or pharmacy that offers testing near you, or register at a pop-up location.

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Guidance for Vermonters

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.

If you are having even mild symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider.

Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet and wear a mask when near others.

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Traveler Information

With case numbers up in states across the country, it is important to have the latest information about travel to Vermont, including about quarantine requirements, testing, and to sign up with Sara Alert for symptom check reminders.  

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

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