COVID-19 Updates 4/9/2021

Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
April 8, 2021

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Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pages


Vermonters age 30 and older can make a vaccine appointment starting Monday
Starting Monday, April 12 at 8:15 a.m., Vermonters age 30 and older will be able to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Going online to is the fastest way to make an appointment, and there are enough slots at sites throughout Vermont for everyone who is eligible.

Click on the “Make an appointment” button to use the Health Department registration system. If you prefer to make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment through a participating pharmacy, you can find links on the same page to Kinney Drugs, CVS and Walgreens.

Anyone who is unable to make their appointment online, or who needs to speak with someone in a language other than English can call 855-722-7878.

Vaccination sites are available around the state, and people can choose a nearby location when making their appointment.

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State of Vermont employees are welcome to submit footage but are not eligible to win the cash card.
For more details, and to submit content, visit

If you have any symptoms, stay home and get tested for COVID-19
With variants of the COVID-19 virus circulating throughout the state, basic precautions are more important than ever. Interviews with people who have COVID-19 indicate that some assumed they had a cold or a sinus infection, instead of first thinking they might have COVID-19. The fact is, the only way to know if you have it is to get tested.

Remember that symptoms can sometimes be mild, such as a headache, cough, fatigue or a runny nose. So, if you have even just one of these symptoms, it’s best to get tested. It’s also important to avoid going to work, school or other places until you receive a negative result. COVID-19 is a highly transmissible virus, and this is how we can each protect our loved ones and our communities.

If you have symptoms, talk to your health care provider. They can refer you for testing. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can still have COVID-19 and not feel sick.

If you don’t have symptoms and want to get tested, there are many test sites now available around the state. It’s free and easy! Watch a video about what to expect.

Case Information
Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont
As of 12 p.m. on April 8, 2021

Description                                               Number
New cases*                                                    222
                                                            (20,669 total)
Currently hospitalized                                     30
Hospitalized in ICU                                           6
Hospitalized under investigation                      3
Percent Positive (7-day average)                    2.1%
People tested                                           363,146
Total tests                                              1,405,708
Total people recovered                             16,940
Deaths+                                                         230

Find more at the data dashboard:

COVID-19 Vaccine Data
As of 12 p.m. on April 8, 2021
Data is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Description                                                Number                 
Total people who have                                238,978
received least one dose of vaccine    (43.6% of population)        
Total people who have received                 149,561
two doses of vaccine (completed)     (27.3% of population)       

Find more vaccine data on the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:

Additional Resources About Vaccination and More
Find answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC:

Get Vermont-specific information in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Find information sheets, posters and toolkits, as well as translated materials on our Resources web page,

Sign up for the COVID-19 Weekly Email Update.

Find information sheets, posters and toolkits on our Resources web page, in addition to translated materials.