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The Vermont Department of Health said Sunday that it has identified three more cases of the coronavirus within the last 24 hours — all of which involve patients from other states.
The announcement brings the state's total to eight confirmed cases so far — half of which involve non-Vermont residents, the health department said in a press release.
One patient was a man in his seventies from Berkshire County in Massachusetts. He was being treated at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Another patient was a man in his fifties from Suffolk County in Massachusetts. He was self-isolating at his Vermont home in Windsor County.
The third case was a woman in her twenties from Kings County in New York. She was self-isolating at her family home in Chittenden County.
Sunday's announcement comes a day after three other cases were announced, one of which involved a New York man who had traveled to his second home in Vermont “wanting to escape the virus" but began showing symptoms within 24 hours, according to Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine.