New coronavirus cases rose 5.1% in Vermont in the week ending Sunday, when the state added 2,372 cases. The previous week had 2,257 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Vermont ranked fourth among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per capita. person, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased by 21.4% from the week before, with 605,127 reported cases. With 0.19% of the country’s population, Vermont had 0.39% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 47 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Chittenden County reported 593 cases and one death in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 697 cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 34,629 cases and 175 deaths.
Addison County reported 94 cases and two deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 94 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 5,939 cases and 18 deaths.
Franklin County reported 105 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 130 cases and one death. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 10,325 cases and 67 deaths.
Lamoille County reported 40 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 32 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 3,964 cases and 17 deaths.
Grand Isle County reported 17 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 11 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 1,132 cases and five deaths.
Orleans County reported 77 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 56 cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 6,610 cases and 38 deaths.
Within Vermont, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Rutland County with 588 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Bennington County with 561; and Washington County with 483. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Chittenden County, with 593 cases; Rutland County, with 342 cases; and Washington County by 282. The weekly number of cases increased in nine counties over the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Rutland, Caledonia and Bennington counties.
Vermont ranked 4th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 93.5% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Wednesday, Vermont reported having administered an additional 9,291 vaccine doses, including 828 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 9,948 vaccine doses, including 1,226 first doses. In total, Vermont reported that it has administered 1,408,412 total doses.
Across Vermont, cases dropped in four counties, with the best drop in Chittenden County, with 593 cases from 697 a week earlier; in Windsor County, with 167 cases out of 193; and in Franklin County, with 105 cases out of 130.
In Vermont, six people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, five people were reported dead.
A total of 128,471 people in Vermont have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 648 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 82,468,606 people tested positive and 999,602 people died.
Vermont’s COVID-19 hospital admissions fall
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, May 15th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 141
- The week before: 163
- Four weeks ago: 95
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 49,753
- The week before: 44,912
- Four weeks ago: 37,527
Hospitals in 45 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 29 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 41 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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