Vermont state officials announced Wednesday there is currently only one Covid-19 patient in the hospital and zero coronavirus patients in intensive care.
"It's really good news," Secretary of the Agency of Human Services Mike Smith said in a news conference.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine added that while there are always a small number of potential cases under investigation, these kinds of numbers allow hospitals to continue expanding their capacity for non-Covid-19 patients and procedures.
"Clearly the hospitals are not being overwhelmed," Levine said during the news conference. "It's a great metric to show that Vermont's in a good place and that the reopening of activities, both in the health care sector in all the other sectors, are being appropriately launched and timed."
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott tied Wednesday's low Covid-19 numbers to steps the state took early on when the pandemic hit.
"I think we laid the foundation to begin with. We took compliance seriously. People did the right thing. We closed a lot of entities down, which was unfortunate but necessary in the beginning, and we took quick action to do so," Scott said. "It was all because of what we did in the beginning, I believe."