Saturday brings five new coronavirus cases across our region

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The Vermont Department of Health reported four new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. Two of them were in Lamoille County, while Addison County and Chittenden County each had one. These latest cases made the statewide total 1,710 positives out of nearly 155,000 tests performed. Fifty-eight Vermonters have died, and 1,541 people in the Green Mountain State have recovered.

In our New Hampshire coverage area, Grafton County had one new infection and Sullivan County had none. The two counties have had 132 and 50 cases, respectively, with one death in each. Sixty-one new cases pushed the Granite State total to 7,920 out of nearly 240,000 tests. Of the 7,920 patients, 438 have died and 7,164 have recovered.

Public health experts in our New York coverage area — Clinton County, Essex County and Franklin County — did not have any case updates available on Saturday.

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