Vermont Hospital Adds Drive-thru COVID Test Location | Vermont News

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ST. ALBANS, Vermont (AP) – Northwestern Vermont Medical Center in St. Albans offers a drive-thru option for people wishing to get tested for COVID-19.

The St. Albans COVID-19 Resource Center was scheduled to begin offering drive-thru testing Monday at the Valley Crossroads Building on Fisher Pond Road. The vaccinations will always be done indoors.

The St. Albans Messenger reports that while vaccinations and walk-in testing are possible, individuals are encouraged to register in advance for a test or vaccine on the Vermont Health Department website.

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On Monday, the Vermont Department of Health reported 108 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19, bringing the statewide total since the start of the pandemic to more than 20,260.

There were 38 people hospitalized, including nine in intensive care.

The seven-day moving average of daily new cases in Vermont has increased over the past two weeks, from 132 new cases per day on August 28 to 160 new cases per day on September 11.

The Associated Press uses data collected by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering to measure the number of cases and deaths related to epidemics in the United States.

Follow AP’s coverage of the pandemic at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic.

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