Data released Thursday by the Vermont Department of Health show that 35 more people, including 20 in Chittenden County, have tested positive for the new coronavirus as the number of people infected in the state continues to grow exponentially.
The new cases are the most announced in a single day since Vermont's first case was discovered 19 days ago. A total of 158 people in the state have tested positive for the disease.
State unemployment figures released Thursday showed the massive economic disruption already caused by the pandemic and efforts to slow its spread. The number of out-of-work Vermonters more than tripled last week, as 14,784 people applied for unemployment benefits.