Vermont officials said Tuesday the pace of new COVID cases increased slightly week over week

Vermont officials said Tuesday the pace of new COVID cases increased slightly week over week and noted hospitalizations and other critical metrics remained at acceptable levels. “It appears I may be the only one up here today not dealing with a crisis,” quipped Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine during the state’s media briefingLevine indicated cases in Vermont and the northeast, in particular Maine and Massachusetts, are rising faster than in other parts of the country and advised Vermonters to consider proven prevention strategies based on their personal level of risk, like wearing a high-quality mask indoors and staying home and testing when symptomatic. Levine said about half of all hospitalizations and patients in the ICU that have COVID are still hospitalized for reasons other than COVID. He added a common theme among people hospitalized for COVID was a lack of being fully vaccinated with all available booster shots.

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