Cases in the Northeast Kingdom continued to creep up this week

Cases in the Northeast Kingdom continued to creep up this week, with the 7-day average of confirmed cases rising to 26.7 cases per day.

This is the highest 7-day average in over a month, according to the Health Department data, and represents only a partial picture of the cases in the NEK, since it does not include results from at-home antigen tests.

The rise in cases also comes while the number of administered PCR tests, which are the basis for the report, has been trending down in recent weeks.

There are now twice as many daily cases as there were on March 7, according to the Health Department.

More encouraging, according to the Health Department there were only 12 people hospitalized statewide with COVID and zero in intensive care units.