A new COVID update for you
Stay safe and be well
Sharing another COVID- 19 update that was issued today from the Norwich Police Department. I am sure some of you may have already seen this but I know there are many that may not have so here it is for you too! Thanks to the NPD for keeping us informed.
35. COVID-19 Update (02/02/21)
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2021 22:22:33 +0000
COVID-19 Update (02/02/21)
* Current COVID-19 case status in Vermont: • Positive test results: 11,658 • Total people tested: 300,912 • Total tests conducted: 870,947 • Deaths: 172 • Total people recovered: 7,926 • Hospitalized patients with COVID-19: 57 • Hospitalized patients under investigation for COVID-19: 3 • 7-day average test positivity rate: 2.0% (the lowest 7-day test positivity rate in the country)
* COVID-19 vaccinations of Vermonters aged 75 and above begun. It is expected to take approx. 5 weeks for this age group to get at least their first dose after which the next eligible groupings are expected to be allowed to sign up for vaccines. As of 1/29 48,220 people in VT received at least one dose, and 15,360 received their second dose. Vermont's vaccine allotment is expected to be up 30% next week & allocations are expected to continue to increase.
* If you are scheduled to receive the vaccine tomorrow (02/02/21) and are unable to make the appointment because of weather (we are expecting a snowstorm of 6-12 inches of snow) call 855-722-7878 to re-schedule. You will be given a new appointment for the same time on a day later this week.
* 8 Department of Corrections staff members tested positive for COVID-19: 6 @ Chittenden Regional, 1 @ Southern State Correctional Facility & 1 in Probation and Parole.
* Summary of hospital bed availability: For the week ending 1/29, the number of hospitalized COVID19 patients was higher, with 4658 people hospitalized each day. Of those hospitalized, 810 were in ICU beds. New cases remained between 82 and 133 this week, a continued improvement from 200 cases per day as was the case multiple times in the first two weeks of January. Deaths per day were somewhat muted at 01 per day. Hospital resources remain adequate, though margins for ICU and medical/surgical beds were tighter for the third week in a row. New cases with a rapid growth rate at a Vermont university the past two weeks are a reminder that outofstate travelers can bring new infections (and possibly new variants of the coronavirus) and this is important with school vacation weeks in February and March often used for ski vacations.
* 2,200 COVID-19 tests were conducted last week of school teachers and staff. Over 1,100 tests results have been returned with no positive results as of 1/29.
* The Agency of Education has not yet made a decision regarding when to allow scholastic sports competitions to continue. But will meet on 02/09/21 with music teachers and health experts to determine the next steps for school music programs.
* National, regional, and state data show decreasing rates of COVID19 cases for a 2nd straight week.
Chief Jennifer Frank, Norwich, VT Police Department
10 Hazen Street / P.O. Box 311, Norwich, VT 05055
(802)649-1460 (Office), (802)649-1775 (Fax)