November 30th, 2021
The Vermont Department of Health today, Tuesday, Nov. 30, is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 in Addison County since yesterday, for a total of 1,849 cases since the pandemic began in March of 2020.
Addison County has now logged 223 positive COVID-19 tests during the past two weeks. This trend reflects a continuing surge in virus activity since the Delta variant surfaced this summer. The Department of Health has not found any cases of the omicron variant in Vermont, but officials are on the lookout. 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 and has added Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters, too. And to make things more convenient for Addison County residents, Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services has set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 55 Middle Road.
Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer for children ages 5 to 11, and the state of Vermont on Nov. 3 began allowing parents and caregivers to register their eligible children. Families are able to make appointments at state-run vaccination clinics through tinyurl.com/pkpb7eky. Appointments for both the school-based and state-run clinics can be made at healthvermont.gov/
The DOH today is reporting 214 new COVID-19 cases statewide. The DOH has recorded 50,014 positive coronavirus tests since the pandemic began almost two years ago, according to the DOH.
There are currently 84 people in Vermont hospitals being treated for the coronavirus, 22 of whom are in intensive care, according to state officials. One person is currently being monitored in the hospital for possible COVID symptoms. The Independent was told today that UVM Medical Center was discontinuing elective surgery as it cares for the increasing number of COVID patients.
A total of 410 Vermonters have succumbed to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. About 0.9% of the state’s cases have resulted in death.
Middlebury College today is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, for a total of three active cases within the college community. All three active cases involve employees. From testing it does on campus, the institution has reported 20 new positive cases since the beginning of this academic year, out of a total of 5,887 tests administered.