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Coronavirus Cases in Vermont Surpass 500 as Two More Die

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Workers running coronavirus tests at the Vermont Health Department lab - OLIVER PARINI
  • Oliver Parini
  • Workers running coronavirus tests at the Vermont Health Department lab
Vermont reported 52 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the state's total to 512 confirmed cases. Two more people died, raising the death toll to 22.

The state received results for two of the new cases in late March but didn't count them until last week, according to the health department, which has since back-dated the cumulative case count on its COVID-19 website.

One person reported dead Sunday was a patient at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, according to health department spokesperson Nancy Erickson. Information on the other deceased patient was not immediately available.
The state reported 738 more test results on Sunday. The number of tests processed daily continues to grow as the state expands testing to patients with milder symptoms. The state is also now sending specimens to commercial and public labs.



Vermont has conducted 6,582 tests to date.

A county-by-county map shows that Chittenden County has by far the most positive diagnoses with 271, just over half of the total cases in the state. Essex and Grand Isle counties still have no confirmed cases, according to health department data.

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