Rates by Town

Rates by Town

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Rate of Recent Cases by Town

Rate of Recent Cases by Town - Frequently Asked Questions

What information is shown on this map?

The map reflects the rate of cases of COVID-19 among Vermont residents per 10,000 people, by town of residence, from the past two weeks.

The table shows cumulative cases by town since March 2020. 

Some cases may be reflected in the town of their mailing address, if their physical address is not available to us. When we contact the person, we confirm their physical address and update the record and the map when necessary.

Why are rates used on the map, and how are they calculated?

Rates are commonly used because they allow us to compare the number of cases across towns that have different population sizes.

To calculate the rate by town in the last two weeks, we take the number of cases reported in the last two weeks in a town and divide it by that town’s population. That number is multiplied by 10,000 people. This is the rate, or number of cases per 10,000 people.

Use the map to compare how prevalent COVID-19 is in a town over the past two weeks, relative to other towns. The map may help communities assess how their town is doing and take additional actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when necessary.

Why isn’t the number of cases in a town over the last two weeks reported?

Using the number of cases alone (instead of rates) in each town does not show how the cases are affecting that population size. For example, 15 cases within a town that has 2,000 people has more impact on that population than 15 cases in a town that has 12,000 people.

Rates are used because they allow us to compare recent activity across towns with different populations. By adjusting for population, we can better understand the impact of COVID-19 across towns.

These numbers may also be so small that they cannot be provided under federal and state laws that protect an individual’s privacy. This is a common practice with all of protected health information data, not just with COVID-19 data.

Why doesn’t my town show up on the map?

You may live in an unincorporated village. Please check a map of Vermont to find out which town your village is in.

Why isn’t my town included in the table? 

Towns that are not listed in the table have had fewer than 6 cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. Federal and State Laws are in place to protect an individual’s privacy. This is a common practice with all of protected health information data, not just with COVID-19 data.

When I compare the county map to the town map, the numbers don’t match. Why is that? 

The town map reflects the rate of Vermont residents who tested positive for COVID-19. The county map reflects the number of Vermont residents and non-Vermont residents who tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting or seeking care in Vermont. 

Who is considered a Vermont resident?  

Anyone who provided the Health Department a Vermont address as their current address when they were identified as a case. 

Are people with second homes in Vermont included?

If someone provided their second home as their current address, they are reflected on the map. However, we often don’t know if the address they provided is their first or second home. 

How are residents of long-term care facilities or inmates at correctional facilities counted?

Residents of a long-term care facility or inmates at a correctional facility are counted in the town where the facility they were residing in at the time of testing is located.

The image below also includes a table that shows cumulative town counts since March 2020. The town map and the table are updated every week on Fridays.

Vermont map with case rates by town

Rate of vaccine by Town

The map below shows the overall percent of Vermonters aged 12 and older who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The map is updated on the third Thursday of each month. It includes data reported to the Vermont Immunization Registry through the prior Wednesday.

Please use caution when interpreting town data. There are several scenarios where vaccinations are not attributed to the correct town. See notes below the map for more details.

How to Use the Map
 

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Map Layer. To change the displayed map layer, click this icon and choose a layer.

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Chart. To view the relative proportion of towns by vaccination rates click this icon, select a chart and click "APPLY."

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Bookmark. Select or create a map bookmark to zoom to a location.

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Basemap. Click this icon to change the map background.

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Table view. To access a table view of the data, click on the tab with the arrow at the bottom of the map.

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Data notes:

Some people may have provided a mailing address instead of their place of residence. Since a mailing address may be used to determine location, some town rates may be inaccurate. Some towns do not have their own zip code, and some residents of one town may have their mail delivered to another. Therefore, reported vaccination rates in towns neighboring those with address uncertainty may be higher than the actual rate.

Town data is based on place of residence for most people, but for some people, place of vaccination may have been used instead of place of residence.

Some people may have provided their mailing address instead of their place of residence. Since mailing address may be used to determine location, some town rates may be inaccurate. Some towns do not have their own zip code, and some residents of one town may have their mail delivered to another.

Some people who live in Vermont may have received a vaccination in another state and have not reported the vaccination to the Immunization Registry.

For towns with fewer than 500 people, the percentage of people reported stops increasing once the number of people unvaccinated falls below 25.

To protect the identity of individuals, rates are suppressed for towns with fewer than six people vaccinated.


Data sources: Vermont Immunization Registry and the Vermont Department of Health Population Estimates (2019)