The Vermont Health Department reported a slight decrease in the percent of emergency visits that presented with COVID-like illness

The Vermont Health Department reported a slight decrease in the percent of emergency visits that presented with COVID-like illness.

This week there was an active outbreak in both Caledonia and Orleans counties. Statewide there were 35 outbreaks, with 27 in long-term care facilities, 3 in other health care facilities, 3 in correctional facilities and 2 uncategorized.

The most recent data shows the NEK was averaging nearly 30 confirmed cases per day.

The CDC ranked the entire NEK as having medium COVID risk, which carries an advisory to consider wearing a mask indoors if you are at risk of severe illness from COVID due to age or pre-existing condition.