COVID-19 Daily Update 

May 24, 2021

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Weekend Emergency Medical Service walk-in clinics vaccinate hundreds

During a classic Vermont spring weekend, nearly 30 EMS sites vaccinated more than 725 Vermonters against COVID-19

As part of EMS week, stations around Vermont opened their doors to visitors and anyone ages 18 and older who wanted to walk-in and receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, no appointment needed.

As a bonus, people who get their shot also got a coupon for a free creemee, courtesy of Vermont Dairy Farmers and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets!

If you have not yet been vaccinated, it’s never been easier to get your shot!

Visit where all everyone age 12 and older can find the schedule for daily walk-in clinics, making an appointment, or other convenient options for getting vaccinated. People can also call 855-722-7878.

Even if you’ve already been vaccinated, you can still help move us to life after COVID-19:  Talk to friends and family about getting their shot, offer someone a ride, help find them a vaccination site, or help them find their reason to get vaccinated.

Employers can consider offering an incentive to employees, giving time off so they can get their vaccines, or by asking us to bring the vaccine to your worksite.

New COVID-19 cases continue trend of low rates

The Health Department reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, 22 cases Saturday and 21 the day before. This trend of new case reports ranging from the low 20s to low 50s highlights the incredible progress Vermont has made in reducing the spread of virus.

A solid combination of prevention efforts by Vermonters, the state’s contact tracing and outbreak investigations, and the high percentage of people stepping up and getting vaccinated, all helped to drive down the amount of virus in the state.

These cases are not just numbers. What was once a daily case count in the hundreds represents loved ones, friends, family and neighbors who were ill, hospitalized or in the ICU, and tragically, the 255 people whose death was related to the virus. Even among those who had only minor or no symptoms, all those cases meant more virus easily spreading throughout our communities

Vermont is on the cusp of bringing case counts even lower. Everyone is encouraged to practice good health habits, call their health care provider if not feeling well, and to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

New on

One in 8 COVID-19 cases in Vermont are Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC). Rates of COVID-19 are nearly 2 times higher for BIPOC compared with white non-Hispanic residents. Learn more about cases among BIPOC Vermonters in the latest Weekly Data Summary spotlight.

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

As of 12 p.m. on May 22, 2021

Data is reported by the CDC and used to measure progress in the Vermont Forward Plan.

The Vaccination Dashboard is updated Tuesdays through Saturdays.





Percent of eligible Vermonters (12+) with at least one vaccine dose




Percent of all Vermont residents with at least one vaccine dose




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COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

As of 12 p.m. on May 24, 2021

Data is updated daily.





New cases



(24,127 total)


Currently hospitalized




Hospitalized in ICU




Hospitalized under investigation




Percent Positive (7-day average)




People tested




Total tests




Total people recovered








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