The Vermont Health Department says an outbreak of COVID-19 that began in the city of Winooski is over.
Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said Wednesday the outbreak is considered over because 28 days have passed since any new infections connected to it have been reported.
"Now keep in mind this isn’t really a celebration," Levine said during an online briefing with local officials. "The pandemic is far from over."
The outbreak was first identified in June, primarily in the immigrant community in the densely packed city of Winooski.
The outbreak included 117 infections, 77 in Winooski, 22 in Burlington and 18 in other towns in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. Two people were hospitalized, but there were no deaths.
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Statistics showed that 65% of the cases were among adults and 35% of children. The health department says 60% of the people who tested positive didn’t report symptoms.
To help confront the outbreak, between June 8 and the end of July, the Vermont Health Department conducted about 10,000 tests at pop-up sites in Burlington and Winooski.