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It was the first day without a newly reported case since March 13.
The Vermont Department of Health website also showed that there were no deaths.
Gov. Phil Scott said it was “great news” but cautioned that “one day doesn’t create a trend, and we have to look at the trend lines to see where we’re going.”
The Green Mountain State has seen a decline in new cases each day for the last several weeks – a trend also seen in the death toll. Tuesday and Sunday saw no deaths and only one on Monday.
As of Wednesday morning, Vermont has seen 862 cases and 47 deaths with 15,429 people tested for COVID-19. The health department website showed that 11 people are currently hospitalized for the virus and 15 are hospitalized under investigation. Eighteen are being monitored.
The state has the third-lowest number of positive cases in the contiguous United States and fifth overall.
Vermont’s downward trend has raised questions about whether the state is ready to cautiously reopen – as seen in other states.
Earlier this month, about a dozen people showed up for a protest in the state capital, Montpelier, against the state's stay-at-home order. They were met with four nurses from Central Vermont Medical Center wearing faces masks, who turned out to speak against the demonstration.
Currently, in Vermont, people can shop at outdoor retailers, and five people can work at the same outdoor worksite. Manufacturing and indoor construction also can expand.
Scott, a Republican, appeared to hint during his news conference Wednesday that loosening restrictions is something that could happen as his state pushes for dramatically increased testing and tracking of the virus.
The goal is to ramp up testing to 1,000 per day – which is more than double what the state has been doing.
However, Scott cautioned that taking additional steps to reopen the economy – by allowing some people to return to some non-essential offices – could also lead to an increase in cases.
“What we need to do is manage that level,” he said Wednesday, according to VT Digger. “And that’s why we’re doing this tracing, and testing and becoming so heavily involved in taking a more proactive approach because we want to make sure that we control that.”