Statement by Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD on Vermont’s first COVID-19-associated death in 43 days

Statement by Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD on Vermont’s first COVID-19-associated death in 43 days

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For Immediate Release: July 30, 2020
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Ben Truman │ Vermont Department of Health
802-951-5153 / 802-863-7281
CV19media@vermont.gov


 

Statement by Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD on Vermont’s first COVID-19-associated death in 43 days

It is with sadness that I report an additional death associated with COVID-19. This is the first Vermont death in 43 days, and we at the Health Department express our deepest condolences to the patients’ loved ones, friends and family.

To protect the individual’s privacy, we will not be providing information about the person or the circumstances of their passing. Anyone who may be affected by their illness will have been contacted and given appropriate guidance for their health and safety.

We have been uniquely fortunate to have been spared such a loss for many weeks. And we are maintaining a relatively low rate of new positive cases. This has been made possible by the cooperation and sacrifices Vermonters have made to protect themselves and others from this coronavirus.

However, while we are hopeful that together, our efforts will keep us from experiencing more illness and deaths in the future, we must be prepared for the fact that the virus is not going away anytime soon. I ask everyone in Vermont to join me in honoring this latest loss by recommitting to doing everything we can to keep each other safe and prevent further spread of this virus.

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