Vermont hospital adding COVID drive-through testing location
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — The Northwestern Vermont Medical Center in St. Albans is offering a drive-through option for people seeking to be tested for COVID-19.
The St. Albans COVID-19 Resource Center was to begin offering the drive-through testing on Monday at the Valley Crossroads Building on Fisher Pond Road. Vaccinations will still be done inside.
The St. Albans Messenger reports that while walk-in vaccinations and tests are possible, individuals are encouraged to register beforehand for a test or vaccine on the website of the Vermont Health Department.
On Monday, the Vermont Department of Health reported 108 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19, bringing the statewide total since the pandemic began to more than 20,260.
There were 38 people hospitalized, including nine in intensive care.
The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Vermont has risen over the past two weeks from 132 new cases per day on Aug. 28 to 160 new cases per day on Sept. 11.
The Associated Press is using data collected by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering to measure outbreak caseloads and deaths across the United States.
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