The last several weeks have seen COVID activity level off across Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom. According to the Vermont Department of Health, community levels of COVID remain low. The latest weekly surveillance report released by VDH indicates new cases saw a slight decrease while new hospital admissions of patients with COVID and the number of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients saw a slight increase week over week. “The volume of people going to emergency departments due to COVID-like symptoms has been decreasing since early May,” states VDH, also noting wastewater testing shows COVID levels significantly lower than this spring as well as the number of outbreaks and “situations of concern” in the state’s corrections, long-term care and health care facilities.
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