Five days after a record-setting one-day total of nearly 600 Covid-19 cases, Vermont’s case rate is now among the highest in the nation.
The state Department of Health reported 222 cases Monday, which may appear low compared to the seven-day average of 357 cases per day. But Mondays tend to have lower case totals because of lower testing numbers. For this Monday, only 3,500 tests were reported, and the seven-day test positivity rate remains elevated at 4.3%.
With that recent average of 357 cases per day, or 57 per 100,000 people, Vermont is now the fifth-highest in the nation for its Covid case rate, according to New York Times.