Daily Covid-19 update for 4/2/2020

Includes past days activity as well as a useful resource guide

Here is the update for 4/2/2020 to provide some useful information. stay safe out there

27. Daily COVID update: 04-02-2020
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2020 00:50:31 +0000

  1.  Effective 04/08/20, the Transfer Station will no longer accept bulky items (e.g., mattresses, furniture, sofas, chairs, etc.) Only true construction material will be accepted.

  2.  Medical surge preparations: Gov. Scott announced additional medical surge locations to prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients and the need for additional hospital and medical capacity. The state is creating two additional high capacity care sites for surge: one in Essex Junction at the Champlain Valley Exposition, which will provide 400 beds, and another in Rutland County, which will provide 150 beds.

  3.  Forecasting of COVID-19 cases:  State officials project the “peak” of cases in VT to be between mid-to-late April and early May.

  4.  COVID unemployment insurance through CARES:   Individuals are eligible if they are otherwise able and available to work but cannot work or are unemployed because they are:

▪ Diagnosed w/ or symptomatic for COVID-19

▪ Household member is diagnosed with COVID-19

▪ Caring for a family member with COVID-19

▪ Child’s school or childcare is closed

▪ Quarantined because of COVID-19

▪ Advised by health care provider to self-quarantine

▪ Unable to start job as a result of COVID-19

▪ Head of household died from COVID-19

▪ Quit job because of COVID-19

▪ Place of employment closed because of COVID-19

*Ineligible if they are: Able to telework or Receiving paid sick leave or paid leave benefits

  1.  Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont:

Positive test results: 338

Total tests conducted: 4,711

Deaths: 17

People being monitored: 127

People who have completed monitoring: 677

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19: 29

Hospitalized patients under investigation for COVID-19: 42

  1.  From 3/7 - 3/20, a total of 36 Vermont residents tested positive for COVID-19.  Characteristics and clinical features of these 36 cases are:

Age: The median age was 72.5 years (range: 22-97 years) 2/3rds were >65 years of age.

Sex: 58% were male, and 42% were female.

Health care workers: 3 (8%)

Geographic location: Most (53%) were from Chittenden County, and 17% were from Windsor County

Travel outside of Vermont: 9 (25%)

o U.S. only (within New England): 1

o U.S. only (outside New England): 4

o U.S. only (both within and outside of New England): 1

o Europe: 2

o Central America and U.S. (outside of New England): 1

  1.  Current COVID-19 Activity in New Hampshire:

NH Persons with COVID‐19: 479

Recovered: 101

Deaths Attributed to COVID‐19: 5

Total Current COVID‐19 Cases: 373

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID‐19: 73

Persons Being Monitored in NH: 1,700​

There are a total of 131 first responders in NH reported as quarantined: 48 Fire, 10 EMS, 73 Police. There are 12

first responder positive tests that have been reported

Link to COVID-19 resources and local information:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rnVveObtI_Ln4UmdltZgFok0aseaJIyPI_X92s8KK3Y/edit?usp=drivesdk

Chief J. Frank, Norwich, VT Police Department
10 Hazen Street / P.O. Box 311, Norwich, VT 05055
(802)649-1460 (Office), (802)649-1775 (Fax)
Jennifer.Frank@Vermont.gov