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Officials say Thanksgiving didn’t fuel a Chittenden County Covid spike

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Officials say Thanksgiving didn’t fuel a Chittenden County Covid spike

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“It looks like Vermonters did a pretty good job for Thanksgiving,” Stephen Leffler, president of UVM Medical Center, said at a press conference held Wednesday (12/9/20) by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.

Covid increases were isolated, not community-wide, Leffler said.

“We did see a bump in cases, but really most of the cases were driven by some nursing home outbreaks. In our community members, we haven’t seen huge increases,” he said. “And those numbers are starting to look good. And you know, we’re two weeks out from Thanksgiving tomorrow.”

Chittenden County had its highest one-day case count yet on Dec. 3, with 85. But as of Dec. 9, the one-day case count had dropped to 29. Statewide, cases have remained consistently in the low 100s.

However, at the governor’s press conference on Tuesday, state officials warned that Covid-19 is still very active in Vermont — more than 2,000 active cases have been recorded — and virus spread in the community has led to a sharp increase in cases at long-term care facilities.

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Grace Elletson, vtdigger

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vtdigger

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December 9, 2020

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Grace Elletson, vtdigger , “Officials say Thanksgiving didn’t fuel a Chittenden County Covid spike,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed April 10, 2021, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/541.

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