VDH COVID-19 Update: No deaths in 15 days, Vermont number one in vaccinations

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VDH COVID-19 Update: No deaths in 15 days, Vermont number one in vaccinations

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 4:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The VDH is reporting only two cases of COVID-19 as cases in Vermont, across the region and across the US subside. There have been no COVID-related deaths in the state in 15 days, which are holding at 255. Vermont is the only state with no fatalities during that span. Governor Phil Scott has said that once 80 percent of eligible Vermonters are vaccinated, all state COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. At his Tuesday press conference, Governor Scott said that only about 11,000 more Vermonters need to get their shot in order to meet this goal.

COVID-19 Daily Update

June 1, 2021

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This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19

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Effort continues to vaccinate Vermonters, protect our communities

Help get Vermont closer to its goal of lifting COVID-19 restrictions by getting vaccinated! Governor Phil Scott has said that once 80% of eligible Vermonters are vaccinated, all state COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. At his Tuesday press conference, Governor Scott said that only about 11,000 more Vermonters need to get their shot in order to meet this goal.

We continue to add walk-in and other special vaccination opportunities, including at workplaces, houses of worship, libraries, mobile home parks and more. The rained-out Thunder Road clinic, originally set for this past Sunday as part of the Memorial Day Classic, has been rescheduled for Friday, June 4.

Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said on Tuesday that “if you’ve been waiting to get vaccinated by your doctor or primary care practice, it might be time to call and see if they are participating, and if they are, get scheduled for your shot.”

Vermont employers, health and service organizations, community groups and others who want to host or request a vaccination clinic are encouraged to send in this online Vaccine Clinic Request Form.

If you or anyone you know are still looking for a convenient place to get your shot, just visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine or call 855-722-7878. And help spread the word!

Dr. Levine also reminded Vermonters that for public health, meeting the 80% goal does not mean our work stops.

“The higher we can get Vermont’s vaccination rate, the higher the probability we will truly suppress coronavirus activity in this state,” he said. “This leads to less opportunity for the virus to be spread between susceptible people, meaning less likelihood of mutations and more virulent strains, and boding well for the fall and winter respiratory virus season.”

Vermont Forward Vaccination Data

As of 12 p.m. on June 1, 2021

This data is used to measure progress toward the Vermont Forward goal of 80% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated, when COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. Data is reported by the CDC and adjusted for duplicate reporting.

PLEASE NOTE: Percentages do not include data from Sunday and Monday, due to the CDC’s Memorial Day reporting schedule and our work to adjust the data accordingly. Data will be included in tomorrow’s (June 2) update.

Description

 

Number

 

Percent of eligible Vermonters (12+) with at least one vaccine dose

 

77.9%

 

Number of Vermonters needed to reach goal

 

11,346

 

Find Health Department vaccine data, including vaccination rates by county, age, sex, race and ethnicity, at the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:

healthvermont.gov/covid19-vaccine-data.

COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on June 1, 2021

Data is updated daily.

Description

 

Number

 

New cases

 

2

(24,224 total)

 

Currently hospitalized

 

3

 

Hospitalized in ICU

 

1

 

Hospitalized under investigation

 

0

 

Percent Positive (7-day average)

 

1%

 

People tested

 

394,267

 

Total tests

 

1,695,921

 

Total people recovered

 

23,115

 

Deaths

 

255

 

Find more data on COVID-19 Activity athealthvermont.gov/currentactivity.

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