Brattleboro and VT COVID-19 Regional Dashboard Summary – May 2024

Here’s the May 2024 dashboard summary. We continue semi-regular COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro, as long as they continue providing them. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.

VT, NH and MA do weekly updates, near the end of the week, so we update on Fridays usually. All three have changed their dashboards since the start, so it is now tough to easily compare how things have changed. Variant updates are every two weeks.

 

Here are links to the full list of dashboard summaries:
April,  March, February, January 2024, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January 2023, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January 2022, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January 2021, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, and April 2020.  46 months!

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  • May 2, 2024

    VT ( Wednesday updates)

    Note: As of April 30, 2024, hospitals are no longer required to report COVID-19 Hospital data. CDC strongly encourages hospitals to continue reporting these data, but following the May 1st COVID-19 Surveillance Report, the Department will no longer be providing updated Hospitalization Levels with our weekly report.

    Starting May 8th, the COVID-19 Surveillance Report will include additional indicators to provide current information on the impact of COVID-19 in Vermont.

    Report Timeframe: April 21 to April 27, 2024

    Statewide hospitalization levels: Low. New COVID-19 admissions are below 10 per 100,000
    Vermonters per day.

    • New hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19, last 7 days: 0.46 per 100K
    o 3 total new admissions with COVID-19.

    The hospitalizations dataset contains day-level data reported from all Vermont hospitals each
    Tuesday. Reported numbers are subject to correction.

    The number of reportable COVID-19 cases is still available in this report, below. Laboratory-
    confirmed and diagnosed COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 outbreaks must still be reported to the
    Vermont Department of Health.

    The seven-day rolling average of hospital patients was below one per day during the most recent
    week. The number is the daily average of the previous seven days; for example, the value for May
    28 is the daily average for the days of May 21 through May 27.

    The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics
    (ESSENCE) reflects all visits from participating emergency departments, to identify visits for COVID-Like Illness (CLI). During this reporting period the proportion of emergency visits that included CLI was 1-1.25%, lower than on the same dates in 2020-2022 and similar to 2023.

    JN.1 is the dominant circulating variant. (Sources: LabCorp, Quest, Helix, Health Department Whole Genome Sequencing program). Samples from two wastewater sites, Brattleboro and Ludlow, are sequenced to estimate the proportion of circulating variants.

    31 weekly case count

    0 Windham outbreaks

    1147 total deaths – 3 in April

    ….

    NH, as of 4/26/24

    Cheshire – 160 deaths
    Sullivan – 93 deaths

    3 hospital-treated
    3,334 deaths total

    MA, as of 5/2/24

    “Updated every Thursday by 5 p.m.”

    639 new confirmed and probable cases, 3.070% 7-day avg positivity
    3 new confirmed deaths

    Counties, confirmed cases in last 7 days:

    Franklin – 2 cases
    Hampshire – 17 cases
    Berkshire – 17 cases
    Hampden – 47 cases

    ….

    Variant Update 4/27/24 (every two weeks)

    Nationally…

    Omicron KP.2 – 24.9% (new one)
    Omicron JN.1 – 22.0%
    Omicron JN.1.7 – 13.7% (new one)
    Omicron JN.1.13.1 – 8.8%
    Omicron KP.1.1 – 7.5% (new one)
    Omicron JN.1.16 – 6.9%
    Omicron JN.1.8.1 – 5.3% (new one)
    Omicron KQ.1 – 3.6% (new one)
    Omicron JN.1.11.1 – 3.4% (new one)
    Omicron JN.1.18 – 2.5%
    Omicron BA.2 0.1%

    Omicron GE.1 – 0.0%
    Omicron BA.2.86 – 0.0%
    Omicron B.1.1.529 – 0.0%
    Omicron XBB – 0.0%
    Omicron HV.1 – 0.0%
    Omicron JD.1.1 – 0.1%
    Omicron BA.1.1 0.0%
    Omicron EG.5 – 0.0%
    Omicron HK.3 – 0.0%

  • May 9, 2024

    VT ( Wednesday updates)

    Note: As of April 30, 2024, hospitals are no longer required to report COVID-19 Hospital data. CDC strongly encourages hospitals to continue reporting these data, but following the May 1st COVID-19 Surveillance Report, the Department will no longer be providing updated Hospitalization Levels with our weekly report.

    Starting May 8th, the COVID-19 Surveillance Report will include additional indicators to provide current information on the impact of COVID-19 in Vermont.

    The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics
    (ESSENCE) reflects all visits from participating emergency departments (ED). The chart below shows
    a rolling seven-day average of all ED visits in Vermont hospitals that include a COVID-19 diagnosis
    (emergency and non-emergency, in- and outpatient visits).

    JN.1 is the dominant circulating variant. KP.2 was first detected during the week of 3/31/24.

    Samples from two wastewater sites, Brattleboro and Ludlow, are sequenced to estimate the proportion of circulating variants.

    Concentration levels are slightly elevated at some sites but generally remain low. Some week-to-
    week fluctuation is expected.

    Report Timeframe: April 28 to May 4, 2024

    33 weekly case count

    0 Windham outbreaks

    1147 total deaths – 3 in April

    ….

    NH, as of 5/3/24

    Cheshire – 160 deaths
    Sullivan – 93 deaths

    4 hospital-treated
    3,334 deaths total

    MA, as of 5/9/24

    “Updated every Thursday by 5 p.m.”

    653 new confirmed and probable cases, 3.520% 7-day avg positivity
    5 new confirmed deaths

    Counties, confirmed cases in last 7 days:

    Franklin – 6 cases
    Hampshire – 11 cases
    Berkshire – 22 cases
    Hampden – 40 cases

    ….

  • May 17

    VT ( Wednesday updates)

    Note: As of April 30, 2024, hospitals are no longer required to report COVID-19 Hospital data. CDC strongly encourages hospitals to continue reporting these data, but following the May 1st COVID-19 Surveillance Report, the Department will no longer be providing updated Hospitalization Levels with our weekly report.

    Starting May 8th, the COVID-19 Surveillance Report will include additional indicators to provide current information on the impact of COVID-19 in Vermont.

    Report Timeframe: May 5 to May 11, 2024

    The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics
    (ESSENCE) reflects all visits from participating emergency departments (ED). The chart below shows
    a rolling seven-day average of all ED visits in Vermont hospitals that include a COVID-19 diagnosis
    (emergency and non-emergency, in- and outpatient visits).

    JN.1 is the dominant circulating variant. KP.2 was first detected during the week of 3/31/24.
    (Sources: LabCorp, Quest, Helix, Health Department Whole Genome Sequencing program.) Samples from two wastewater sites, Brattleboro and Ludlow, are sequenced to estimate the proportion of circulating variants.

    41 weekly case count

    0 Windham outbreaks

    1148 total deaths – 1 in May

    ….

    NH, as of 5/10/24
    (continues to remove data points… this is almost useless now without case numbers)

    Cheshire – 160 deaths
    Sullivan – 94 deaths

    3,340 deaths total

    MA, as of 5/16/24

    “Updated every Thursday by 5 p.m.”

    710 new confirmed and probable cases, 4.100% 7-day avg positivity (up over 4% again….)
    3 new confirmed deaths

    Counties, confirmed cases in last 7 days:

    Franklin – 4 cases
    Hampshire – 20 cases
    Berkshire – 18 cases
    Hampden – 35 cases

    ….

    Variant Update 5/11/24 (every two weeks)

    Nationally…

    Omicron KP.2 – 28.2%
    Omicron JN.1 – 15.7%
    Omicron JN.1.7 – 13.3%
    Omicron JN.1.16 – 10.0%
    Omicron JN.1.13.1 – 8.0%
    Omicron KP.1.1 – 7.1%
    Omicron JN.1.11.1 – 5.4%
    Omicron JN.1.8.1 – 4.8%
    Omicron KQ.1 – 3.8%
    Omicron JN.1.18 – 2.6%
    Omicron JN.1.13 – 0.1% (new one)

    Omicron GE.1 – 0.0%
    Omicron BA.2.86 – 0.0%
    Omicron JG.3 – 0.0%
    Omicron XBB – 0.0%
    Omicron EG.5 – 0.0%

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