New coronavirus cases rose 5.1% in Vermont in the week ended Sunday as the state added 2,372 cases. In the previous week there were 2,257 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Vermont ranked fourth among the states with the fastest spread of the coronavirus per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Last week, coronavirus cases in the United States rose 21.4% from the previous week, with 605,127 cases reported. Home to 0.19% of the country’s population, Vermont has had 0.39% of the country’s cases over the past week. Across the country, 47 states had more cases in the last week than the week before.
Chittenden County reported 593 cases and one death in the last week. A week earlier it had reported 697 cases and zero deaths. 34,629 cases and 175 deaths have been reported during the pandemic.
Addison County reported 94 cases and two deaths in the last week. A week earlier it had reported 94 cases and one death. 5,939 cases and 18 deaths have been reported during the pandemic.
Franklin County reported 105 cases and zero deaths over the past week. A week earlier it had reported 130 cases and one death. 10,325 cases and 67 deaths have been reported during the pandemic.
Lamoille County reported 40 cases and zero deaths over the past week. A week earlier it had reported 32 cases and one death. 3,964 cases and 17 deaths have been reported during the pandemic.
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Grand Isle County reported 17 cases and zero deaths over the past week. A week earlier it had reported 11 cases and zero deaths. 1,132 cases and five deaths have been reported during the pandemic.
Orleans County reported 77 cases and zero deaths over the past week. A week earlier it had reported 56 cases and zero deaths. 6,610 cases and 38 deaths have been reported during the pandemic.
Within Vermont, the worst weekly outbreaks per person were in Rutland County, with 588 cases per 100,000 per week; Bennington County with 561; and Washington County with 483. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Chittenden County added the most new cases overall, with 593 cases; Rutland County with 342 cases; and Washington County, with 282. Weekly case counts were up from the previous week in nine counties. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Rutland, Caledonia and Bennington counties.
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Vermont ranked 4th among states for the proportion of individuals who received at least one vaccination, with 93.5% of its residents being at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are most commonly used in the United States, require two doses given a few weeks apart.
In the week ended Wednesday, Vermont reported administration of an additional 9,291 vaccine doses, including 828 first-time doses. In the previous week, the state had administered 9,948 doses of the vaccine, including 1,226 first doses. Overall, Vermont reported that it administered 1,408,412 total doses.
Across Vermont, cases fell in four counties, with the best falls in Chittenden County, with 593 cases down from 697 a week earlier; in Windsor County with 167 cases of 193; and in Franklin County with 105 cases out of 130.
Six people were reported dead from COVID-19 in Vermont in the week ended Sunday. Five people were reported dead the week before.
A total of 128,471 people in Vermont have tested positive for the 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.
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Vermont’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are declining
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data for Sunday, May 15.
Probable COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 141
- The week before: 163
- Four weeks ago: 95
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Probable COVID patients admitted in 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 on ICU beds. Hospitals in 41 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the last week than a week earlier, the USA TODAY analysis of US Health and Human Services data shows.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, compiled using data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have any questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at [email protected]