VT STRONG news – BURLINGTON, VT – 3.16.2020.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory reported another four cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19. All are Vermont residents. To date, the lab has reported eight positive cases among Vermonters, and four cases among non-Vermonters.

These Vermont lab results are considered confirmed.

  • A female in her 60s, from Bennington County, is hospitalized at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
  • A male in his 60s, of Orange County, is self-isolating at home.
  • A female in her 30s, of Chittenden County, is self-isolating at home.
  • A male in his 30s, of Chittenden County, is self-isolating at home.

The Health Department’s contact tracing team has been working to investigate the patients’ travel history and related community activities, and to identify anyone in Vermont who may have been in close contact with the patients. They will be assessed for their exposure risk and provided with guidance for their health and recommendations for self-isolation or other restrictions.