Throughout the pandemic, Vermont is one of those vaccinated states in the world which has become the model for the Covid-19 response. But now, this state is seeing the worst Covid-19 cases with various factors such as its success as per the state officials.
Vermont Has Highest Vaccination Rate: Why Are Covid Cases Surging
In the state, approx 72% of the total population are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus which is more than any other state.
This data has come out from the US center for disease control and prevention data. And, Vermont has the 12th highest rate of latest Covid cases from the past week as per data released on Tuesday.
Mike Pieciak, the commissioner of the state department of financial regulation conveyed in a press briefing on Tuesday, “In the past week, the state of Vermont has seen a major increase in the Covid-19 cases.”
As per an average of seven days, the Covid-19 cases have risen to 42% as of Tuesday. The state of Vermont has done more Covid-19 testing than other states. And in the same period, through testing, 9% of cases have been increased. Also, the positivity rate has increased by 30% in Vermont with a seven-day positive rate under 4%. State officials conveyed. On Tuesday the latest cases have been increasing nearly by 700 in the past week.
Pieciak notices that over 2100 cases have been reported for the week in Vermont, the least populated state in the country. Further, he said “The previously increased Covid-19 cases in raw numbers during the pandemic.”
The covid-19 case rate amongst partially vaccinated Vermont residents is nearly four times higher than the fully vaccinated ones as per data from state officials. Essex county, the least boosted county in the state, has the highest case rate in Vermont with 1,022 cases per 1,00,00 people from November 2 to 8th. The Grand Isle county, where the vaccination rate is highest, has only 160 new Covid-19 cases.
In the Vermont state, the highest number of new cases are found in the 20s group who are least vaccinated amongst the adults. Also the children between the age of 5 to 11 years who have just become eligible for booster shots. The statement and data come from the health commissioner of Vermont, Mark Levine on Tuesday.
As per him, there is no one simple answer to the Covid-19 surge. But experts said that the major factor is only the delta variant.
Dr. Jan Carney, the associate of the Dean of public health and health policy at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine told ABC News, “In US and Vermont, the impact of highly contagious delta variants can be seen.” He further said, “This is so infectious and seeks out every unvaccinated individual.”
The Delta increase in the Vermont reflector is the rising case in the region as the northern part of the country is largely spared over the summer now seeing more cases in the colder weather.