COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Data

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The Health Department continues to collect, analyze and respond to data on a daily basis. Data and reports are updated on Wednesdays.

Find national COVID-19 data at CDC

COVID-19 SURVEILLANCE REPORT

current surveillance report

Current Surveillance Report Summary:

Vermont's COVID-19 Community Level is LOW.

The following indicators are all in the LOW range:

  • Rate of COVID-19 cases
  • Rate of COVID-19 among people being admitted to the hospital
  • Percent of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients

New: Starting September 21, 2022, the weekly COVID-19 surveillance report includes the number of new outbreaks that were reported during the report week. This provides a clearer picture of current outbreak activity than the total number of active outbreaks. The definition of "active outbreak" is defined differently across sectors and can include a range of situations, including ongoing transmission or no new infections in 3-4 weeks.

Outbreaks and situations of concern in long-term care, corrections, and health facilities remains significantly lower than in May 2022.

The volume of people going to emergency departments due to COVID-like symptoms is similar to that during the same time of year in 2021.

There is nothing of immediate concern in Vermont's wastewater data, which tends to show weekly variation but overall remains significantly lower than the Spring of 2022.

Past Data Summaries
date published spotlight topic
05/13/2022 No spotlight topic
04/28/2022 No spotlight topic
04/14/2022 No spotlight topic
03/31/2022 No spotlight topic
03/17/2022 No spotlight topic
03/03/2022 No spotlight topic
02/17/2022 No spotlight topic
02/03/2022 No spotlight topic
01/21/2022 No spotlight topic
01/07/2022 No spotlight topic
12/17/2021 No spotlight topic
12/03/2021 No spotlight topic
11/19/2021 No spotlight topic
11/05/2021 No spotlight topic
10/22/2021 No spotlight topic
10/08/2021 No spotlight topic
09/24/2021 No spotlight topic
09/10/2021 No spotlight topic
08/27/2021 Cases Among People with
Neurological Conditions and Intellectual Disabilities
08/13/2021 No spotlight topic
07/30/2021 No spotlight topic
07/16/2021 No spotlight topic
07/02/2021 No spotlight topic
06/18/2021 No spotlight topic
06/04/2021 No spotlight topic
05/28/2021 No spotlight topic
05/21/2021 Cases among Black, Indigenous
and People of Color
05/14/2021 No spotlight topic
05/07/2021 COVID-19 Cases Among Fully
Vaccinated Vermonters
04/30/2021 No spotlight topic
04/23/2021 Facilities Experiencing More Than
One Outbreak
04/16/2021 No spotlight topic
04/09/2021 Age Rate Changes
04/02/2021 No spotlight topic
03/26/2021 Close Contacts in Vermont
03/19/2021 No spotlight topic
03/12/2021 Workplace Outbreaks
03/05/2021 One Year of COVID-19 in Vermont
02/26/2021 Cases among Black, Indigenous and People of Color
02/19/2021 How are people getting COVID-19?
02/12/2021 COVID-19 Deaths
2/5/2021 Timeline of Symptom Onset to Public Health Response
1/29/2021 COVID-19 in Vermont Childcare Settings
01/22/2021 COVID-19 in Vermont K-12 Schools
01/15/2021 How are people getting COVID-19?
01/8/2021 Town Level Data
12/18/2020 Percent Positivity by County
12/11/2020 Populations at High Risk for Severe COVID-19
12/4/2020 Recent Outbreaks
11/20/2020 No spotlight topic
11/13/2020 Travel Reported Among Cases
11/6/2020 Cases Among People with Neurological Conditions and Intellectual Disabilities
10/30/2020 Number of Contacts per Case
10/23/2020 Lab Reporting
10/16/2020 Tests Per Positive Case
10/9/2020 Percent Positivity
10/2/2020 Syndromic Surveillance
09/25/2020 Symptoms
09/18/2020 Cases among Black, Indigenous and People of Color
09/11/2020 No spotlight topic
09/04/2020 COVID-19 Contact Tracing
08/28/2020 Source of Exposure, Part 2
08/21/2020 County Profiles Testing Data
08/14/2020 Demographics of People Tested
08/07/2020 Long-Term Care Facilities
07/31/2020 No spotlight topic
07/24/2020 Source of Exposure, Part 1
07/17/2020 County Profiles
07/10/2020 Contact Tracing
07/02/2020 No spotlight topic
06/26/2020 Changes in COVID-19 Cases Over Time
06/19/2020 Health Care Workers
06/12/2020 COVID-19 Among Children
06/05/2020 No spotlight topic
05/29/2020 Symptoms
05/22/2020 Health Care Workers
05/15/2020 Pre-existing Conditions
05/11/2020 Pre-existing Conditions

VACCINE DASHBOARD

The data on the dashboard is reflective of the definition of up to date prior to September 1, 2022 (primary series and all eligible boosters). Currently, the dashboard does not include bivalent doses or the CDC's newest definition for up to date. Please see the CDC's current definition of up to date here: Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters | CDC.

The Health Department updated its definition of Up to Date Vaccination Status to align with the CDC — people who have received all recommended doses of vaccine they are eligible for. Up to Date numbers now reflect Vermonters age 50+ who have received a second booster and those age 5 to 11 who have received a booster. Because of this change, the overall percentage of Vermonters who are Up to Date has decreased.

This data includes the vaccines available in Vermont (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson), and is based on the date reported to the Vermont Immunization Registry - not the date of vaccination. The data reflects counts made at the end of the previous day and is subject to change.

This information is more detailed than CDC’s state-level data, and allows us to look at differences in vaccination rates by county, race, ethnicity, age and gender.

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Vaccine Dashboard Notes

The data on the dashboard is reflective of the definition of up to date (see below) prior to September 1, 2022. Currently, the dashboard does not include bivalent doses or the CDC's newest definition for up to date.

Up to date means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and one to two booster dose(s) when eligible. That includes anyone who is aged:

  • 50+ who had a second booster dose
  • 18-49 who had one booster dose
  • 5-17 who had Pfizer for their primary series (or had 2 doses of Pfizer) and had one booster
  • 18+ who is fewer than 5 months past their second dose in a Moderna primary series
  • 5+ who is fewer than 5 months past their second dose in a Pfizer primary series
  • 18+ who is fewer than 2 months past their first dose in a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) primary series
  • 5-17 who have completed two doses of a Moderna primary series
  • 12+ who had Novavax for their primary series (or had 2 doses of Novavax)
  • 6 months - 4 years who have completed 2 doses of a Moderna primary series or 3 doses of a Pfizer primary series

Some people may be up to date but we have not yet received their vaccination record(s) (for example, those who received one or more of their doses out of state). Some people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may appear to be up to date, and have been counted as up to date, but are not up to date if they have not received the recommended doses for those who are immunocompromised. Whether or not someone is immunocompromised is not available in the Vermont Immunization Registry.

Statewide data are shown on the “Overall” and “Statewide” tabs.

County-level data are shown on the “By County” tab. To view combined data, hold down the control button on your keyboard and select multiple counties. 

Doses administered reflects the total number of doses that have been given to people in Vermont, or were reported to Vermont. For example, we may receive the report of a Vermont resident who was vaccinated in New Hampshire at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The dashboard defaults to showing data for Vermont residents only. If the ‘VT only’ box is unchecked, it will show all doses, including out-of-state residents who were vaccinated in and/or reported to Vermont. Doses administered to people who have passed away are included.

Percentages reported as 95% at the county-level indicate >=95%. Actual value is suppressed due to large numbers to protect individual’s health information. An additional value may also be suppressed since the total values include the true totals. This is shown with an *. The number of people reported stops increasing once the percentage reaches 95% at the county-level. At the state-level, numbers and percentages are capped at 100%. Metrics could be greater than 100% for various reasons including incomplete denominator data or potential data reporting errors.

Percentages are based on population estimates for those aged 0+. Population estimates, in some cases, may underestimate or overestimate the true population number. People who passed away prior to January 1, 2022 are not included.

Data are suppressed when there are fewer than six people vaccinated in a subgroup. This is shown with an *. See here to learn more about the general data suppression rules applied on Vermont Department of Health vaccine data reports.

People completed primary series indicates the number of people aged 0+ who completed all primary series doses of the vaccine (in other words, one dose of Johnson & Johnson, or two doses of Moderna, , Novavax or Pfizer for those aged 5+, or three doses of Pfizer for those aged 0-4).

For those who received the first dose of a primary series in another state AND received the second dose in Vermont for a two-dose primary series vaccine: If the Immunization Registry (IMR) does not have a record of their previous vaccination, some second doses may be counted as their first dose.The same issue may occur for the first and second doses in a three-dose primary series.

Additional/booster doses used in the up to date definition include both 1) booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, and 2) additional doses of Pfizer or Moderna 28+ days after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna for individuals aged 5+ with moderately to severely compromised immune systems that were administered on or after August 13, 2021.

Second booster doses used in the up to date definition include people who meet all of the following conditions: are aged 50+, received a primary series of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, and received their second booster on or after March 29, 2022 and at least 4 months after their first booster/additional dose.

For those who completed their primary vaccine series in another state AND received an additional or booster dose(s) in Vermont: If the IMR does not have a record of their previous vaccinations, some booster/additional doses may be counted incorrectly.

Vermont residents who were vaccinated in Vermont, or were reported to Vermont, are reflected in the dashboard. For example, we may receive the report of a Vermont resident who was vaccinated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Non-Vermont residents who were vaccinated in Vermont are reflected in the following statewide numbers when the ‘VT only’ filter is unchecked: doses administered, total # of people completed primary series, total # of people up to date, total # of people up to date based on CDC’s definition prior to May 19, 2022 and the type (brand) of vaccine that was administered or that they received. They are not reflected in the county-level data or any percentages (except donut charts showing type/brand of vaccine).

Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) includes Black or African American; Native American, Indigenous, or First Nation; Pacific Islander; Asian; two or more races; and Hispanic.

The categorization of male/female for some people is based on sex assignment at birth, while for others, it is based on gender. This is due to the varying sources and ways the information is reported. Gender not reported may mean the provider did not collect that information, the patient did not provide it, or the provider or the patient selected a category other than male, female, or non-binary. 

Non-binary means a person whose gender identity is not exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, a person whose gender identity is intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, Two-Spirit, or otherwise unspecified by the person.

Age is based on a person’s age as of the start of the current quarter. For example, data reported on January 13, 2022 will be based on a person’s age as of January 1, 2022.

View the bi-weekly raw data on the Vermont Open Geodata Portal.

DATA SOURCES

The Vermont Immunization Registry (IMR) is a confidential and computerized system for maintaining immunization records. First made available to providers in July 2004, it was designed, developed, and is operated by the Vermont Department of Health. State law requires vaccine providers to report to the IMR.

Information is submitted to the IMR via HL7 message, periodic files sent for import, and manual entry.

Those reporting to the IMR include:

  • Provider Offices – over 90%
  • All hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • The five largest health insurers in Vermont

Information on vaccinations provided to Vermont residents outside of Vermont include:

  • People seeking care in New Hampshire at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • People who are vaccinated in New York

IMR staff remove duplicate records, as the same information may be submitted from multiple sources (for example, insurer and medical practice).

It is possible that an immunization might be “missing” from the registry. This does not happen often and the IMR staff conducts regular monitoring to identify these issues.

Vermont population estimates used to calculate vaccination rates are based on data published by the Vermont Department of Health

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Population Estimates for VERMONTERS AGED 0 AND OLDER

The number of Vermonters aged 0 and older is based on 2019 state population numbers. The figures below are the denominators used in the dashboard. 

Population Estimates by County and Race/Ethnicity

county bipoc non-hispanic white
Addison 2,731 34,046
Bennington 2,243 33,227
Caledonia 1,586 28,407
Chittenden 19,194 144,580
Essex 301 5,862
Franklin 3,188 46,214
Grand Isle 560 6,675
Lamoille 1,443 23,919
Orange 1,263 27,629
Orleans 1,422 25,615
Rutland 2,859 55,332
Washington 3,462 54,947
Windham 3,081 39,141
Windsor 3,117 51,945
Total 46,450 577,539

Population Estimates by Race

race

number of vermonters aged 0+

White 588,102
Black or African American 8,774
Native American, Indigenous or First Nation 2,441
Pacific Islander 247
Two or more races 12,461
Asian 11,964

BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

Population Estimates by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity

Age group bipoc non-hispanic white
0-4 3,412 25,631
5-11 4,869 39,127
12-30 16,855 135,097
31-64 17,493 256,466
65+ 3,821 121,218
Total 46,450 577,539

Population Estimates by Eligibility Age Groupings

age groups number of vermonters
0-4 29,043
5-11 43,996
12-17 40,966
18-29 103,796
30-39 73,471
40-49 71,583
50-59 88,261
60-64 47,834
65-69 42,003
70-74 33,203
75+ 49,833

Data source: Vermont Department of Health Population Numbers (2019)