VDH COVID-19 Update: 65 new cases, two deaths for 81 total

first_img235,165 2.8% 65(5,080 total) 11,204 People completed monitoring Travelers monitored Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)December 7, 2020New or updated information is in red and bold.This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Click the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)What You Need to Know NowThe Health Department has a great deal of information and resources, including in multiple languages. As Vermont sees a surge in cases of COVID-19, know how you can help stop the spread:Wear a mask and keep a 6-foot distance from anyone outside your household.Do not get together or socialize with anyone you don’t live with (see more details here(link is external)). Avoid traveling when possible, even within Vermont. Anyone who travels to or from Vermont must quarantine(link is external). The only exception is for essential travel(link is external). If you’re sick, stay home. Even mild symptoms(link is external) (like a headache or dry cough) could be signs of COVID-19. Talk to your health care provider about getting tested, and stay home while waiting for your result. Learn more about who should get tested(link is external) and find a location near you.Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthIf you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7: Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external). Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external). Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255.For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external).Visit our Coping With Stress(link is external) web page.Get connected to Alcohol and Drug Support Services at VT Helplink(link is external).Get self-help tips and connect to mental health services at COVID Support VT(link is external).Need to be connected to food resources?One in three Vermonters are at risk for food insecurity, struggling to find help feeding their families.If your financial situation has recently changed, you may now qualify for Vermont nutrition and food programs. They include: WIC program (Women, Infants and Children), 3SquaresVT/SNAP, and more. Newer programs such as Farmers to Families and Everyone Eats are helping to fill the gaps. All these programs can help keep healthy food on the table.Contact the Health Department(link is external), Hunger Free Vermont(link is external), or call 2-1-1 for more information.New at healthvermont.gov(link is external)Outbreaks at five social gatherings/events have led to 13 secondary outbreaks. Secondary outbreaks are when multiple cases occur in a new setting as a result of spread from the primary outbreak. Learn more in the latest Weekly Data Summary(link is external).The new map(link is external) of town-level COVID-19 activity shows the rate of cases of COVID-19 among Vermont residents per 10,000 people, by town of residence during the past two weeks. This change offers a more current view of what’s happening, on a rolling basis. The map also includes a table that shows cumulative town counts since March. The map and the table are updated weekly.Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on December 7, 2020 Description Contacts monitored Hospitalized under investigation 2,996 Hospitalized in ICU Currently hospitalized 81 5 6 * Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+ Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending. Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more data at: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external).Guidance for Vermonters and BusinessesHealth information, guidance and data: healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Sector guidance: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19(link is external)Modeling: dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling(link is external)Governor’s actions: governor.vermont.gov/covid19response(link is external)Get the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).School & Child Care GuidanceStrong and Healthy Start: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools(link is external)Mental Health: A Strong and Healthy Start: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports During COVID-19(link is external)Child care: Health Guidance for Child Care and Out of School Care(link is external)More resources on the Your Community web page(link is external). People tested 586,309 Deaths+ New cases* 26 Percent Positive (7-day average) Total tests Number 209 Total people recovered 184last_img

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