VDH COVID-19 Update: Cases increase by 24 to 235, no deaths

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VDH COVID-19 Update: Cases increase by 24 to 235, no deaths

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 2:54pm -- tim
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health reported Sunday afternoon that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 increased by 24 and there are now 235 cases. There were no new deaths. Vermonters are being asked to stay home as much as possible to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Please leave for essentials only, such as food, and keep a safe distance of six feet between yourself and others. This will help slow the spread of the virus and protect people who are more vulnerable.
 
Though we can all feel isolated at this time, we can, and should, connect with each other through technology, reading books, playing games and finding hobbies we enjoy. We’re all in this together.
 
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and mild illness, you can stay home and treat your symptoms. Not everyone needs to be tested. Testing is not treatment. Use the NEW CDC Self Checker Tool(link is external) to help you make decisions about seeking medical care. 
 

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COVID-19 ACTIVITY IN VERMONT

Positive test results* 235
Total tests conducted 3,701
Deaths+ 12
People being monitored 301
People who have completed monitoring 428

*Includes testing conducted at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory, commercial labs, and other public health labs.
+Deaths of persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending.

Case information is updated daily by 1:00 p.m. Numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Last updated: March 29, 2020

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