VDH COVID-19 Update: No deaths as health workers watch for post-holiday surge

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VDH COVID-19 Update: No deaths as health workers watch for post-holiday surge

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 5:05pm -- tim

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

January 13, 2021

New or updated information is in red and bold

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 healthvermont.gov/covid19

Have You Gotten the COVID-19 Vaccine? Share Your News With Others!

Encouraging others to get the COVID-19 vaccine means moving towards a healthier Vermont. If you’re planning to get the shot, share your vaccine photo on social media captioned with your reason why. Be sure to include the hashtag #OurShotVT.

Find the Vaccine Information You Want

Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccination in Vermont, including who can get the vaccine now and who will be eligible next. Check back often as we update this page regularly. You can also see how many people have been vaccinated at our Vaccine Dashboard.

And Keep the Virus at Bay

While we wait for vaccine to become more widely available to Vermonters, we must keep up our prevention practices, including physical distancing, mask-wearing, handwashing and staying home when we’re sick. This is still the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.

New on healthvermont.gov

Learn more about how Health Department data analysts create the map of town level data in the latest Weekly Data Summary Spotlight.

If you gathered with others, get tested

If you gathered with anyone you don’t live with or had a potential exposure to someone with COVID-19, we recommend getting tested. This is how you can help keep the virus from spreading.

Vermonters without COVID symptoms can now get tested at more than 15 regular locations throughout the state, and more of them are now open daily. Many sites now allow you to take a sample yourself, using a short swab in your nose. It’s quick, easy and free.

Register for a test by visiting healthvermont.gov/covid19testing. (You will need to create an account to register.)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your health care provider so they can refer you for testing. If you don’t have a provider, you can call 2-1-1.

Case Information

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on January 13, 2021

Description

 

Number

 

New cases*

 

118

(9,368 total)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

48

 

Hospitalized in ICU

 

8

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

3

 

Percent Positive (7-day average)

 

2.8%

 

People tested

 

281,032

 

Total tests

 

771,018

 

Total people recovered

 

6,321

 

Deaths+

 

158

 

Travelers monitored

 

167

 

Contacts monitored

 

178

 

People completed monitoring

 

12,231

 

* 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 data at: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity.

Guidance for Vermonters and Businesses

Health information, guidance and data: healthvermont.gov/covid19

Sector guidance: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19

Modeling: dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling

Governor’s actions: governor.vermont.gov/covid19response

Get the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions.

School & Child Care Guidance

More resources on the Your Community web page.

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:

Call your local mental health crisis line. 

Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide.

Visit our Coping With Stress web page.

Get connected to Alcohol and Drug Support Services at VT Helplink.

Get self-help tips and connect to mental health services at COVID Support VT.