Vermont Says Record One-Day COVID-19 Cases Could Be Computer Problem | Vermont News


BURLINGTON, Vermont (AP) – The Vermont Department of Health said on Thursday that the new single-day record for new COVID-19 cases reported by the state, 314, could be the result of a computer glitch .

In a statement, the health ministry said one of its suppliers had a technical issue that has now been resolved.

Authorities are investigating whether the issue and subsequent fix may have affected the number of cases reported on Thursday and in recent days. The department says it’s possible, but not confirmed, that older tests will be carried out over the next few days.

“We are actively working to assess the impacts, monitor the situation and we will keep the public informed, including providing updated figures, as we learn more,” the department statement said.

The previous record was set in March at the height of the winter wave of cases.

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The Vermont Department of Health reported 314 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total since the start of the pandemic to a total of more than 30,920 .

42 people were hospitalized, including 10 in intensive care.

The state has reported that a total of 294 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The seven-day moving average of daily new cases in Vermont has increased over the past two weeks, from 149.14 new cases per day on August 31 to 164 new cases per day on September 14.

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

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