The latest COVID-19 numbers (Oct. 13)

The Vermont Department of Health today, Wednesday, Oct. 13, is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in Addison County since yesterday, for a total of 1,403 cases since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Addison County has logged 44 positive COVID-19 tests during the past two weeks, underscoring the continuing surge in virus activity since the Delta variant surfaced this summer. Officials with the DOH and CDC are urging the unvaccinated to get a shot, as the Delta variant has shown itself to be more contagious than the regular strain of the disease and, in many cases, less lethal when it does infect a vaccinated person. Find out where to get your free vaccine here.  The state started administering third-shot Pfizer boosters on Oct. 1.

The DOH today is reporting a major surge of 327 new COVID-19 cases statewide, for a total of 36,352 positive tests since the pandemic began. Rutland, Chittenden, Orleans and Washington Counties all reported more than 30 news cases today. Chittenden County has reported 541 new cases during the past two weeks.

There are currently 47 people in hospitals being treated for the coronavirus, 14 of whom are in intensive care, according to state officials. One person is currently being monitored in the hospital for possible COVID symptoms.

A total of 340 Vermonters have succumbed to COVID-19 since the pandemic began — an increase of one fatality since yesterday, according to DOH officials. About 0.9% of the state’s cases have resulted in death.

Middlebury College reported one new COVID-19 case earlier this week, involving an employee. The institution has reported six new positive cases since the beginning of this academic year, out of a total of 2,889 tests administered.

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