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Vermont sees increasing COVID hospitalizations, cases

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 8:14 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 at 11:31 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The hospitalization rate in Vermont has reached the point the governor said would cause significant strain on the system.

One month ago, it was projected hospitalizations could hit 80 if the trend continued. As of Sunday, 81 people were admitted.

There was also another new record number of cases in a single day, with 643 new cases were reported Sunday. The record case count comes two days after Vermont reported the previous single-day record of 604 on Friday.

Patients are being moved around and some beds are being added to handle COVID patients.

Monday, the state reported 246 new COVID infections; 78 people are hospitalized with 25 in the ICU. The death toll remains at 417.

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