This week Vermont officials reported the COVID situation statewide remains OK while acknowledging the latest variant

This week Vermont officials reported the COVID situation statewide remains OK while acknowledging the latest variant is more transmissible and potentially problematic. This week’s surveillance report prepared by the Vermont Department of Health indicated the community COVID levels were low, with decreases in confirmed cases, new hospital admissions of COVID-positive people, and the number of hospital beds occupied by patients with COVID compared to the prior week. The level of emergency department visits with COVID-like symptoms also remains between 2% and 3% According to the report, nearly half of the cases were of the BA5 Omicron variant, which is in line with the other northeastern states.