No new COVID-19 cases in Winooski, health officials report

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Vermont health officials reported three new positive cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, but none are from the outbreak in Winooski.

Health Department statistics show that the total number of cases in Vermont was 1,131. The number of deaths in Vermont from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, has remained steady at 55 since late May. Currently there are two people hospitalized in Vermont with COVID-19, and 10 people are hospitalized under investigation for the disease.

Vermont officials have been monitoring an outbreak in Winooski that has resulted in 83 cases. But none of the cases reported Tuesday were linked to the outbreak.

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