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Vermont National Guard Helping UVM Restore IT Following Cyber Attack

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Elodie Reed
Gov. Phil Scott ordered the Vermont National Guard to aid UVM Health Network following a cyber attack last week.

Vermont reporters provide a roundup of top news takeaways about the coronavirus and the response to the UVM Health Network cyber attack for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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The latest coronavirus data:


1. Officials report 27 new cases of COVID-19

The Health Department is reporting 27 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.  Of those, 18 are in Chittenden County. New cases were also reported in Windham, Bennington, Essex, Washington and Addison Counties. 

Another 943 tested negative for the coronavirus, and 191,087 people have been tested in the state.

To date, 2,267 cases have been reported in Vermont. Four people are currently hospitalized in the ICU with the disease, 58 people have died. 

Coronavirus cases break 100 mark in Northeast Kingdom

The total number of COVID-19 cases identified in the Northeast Kingdom broke 100 this week.

As of Wednesday, the Vermont Department of Health had identified 105 cases of the disease in the region's three counties since the pandemic began.

Case counts had been low for months, but there's been an increase in recent weeks. The number of cases identified in Orleans County has almost doubled since mid-October. The same goes for Essex County. Caledonia County saw its steepest increase in cases so far in the same time period.

- Anna Van Dine, Karen Anderson and Elodie Reed

2. Gov. orders National Guard to help respond to cyber attack

Gov. Phil Scott has ordered the Vermont National Guard’s cyber response team to assist with IT restoration as the University of Vermont Health Network continues to struggle with systems impacted by last week’s cyber attack.

The National Guard team will review thousands of end-user computers and devices for malware and viruses.

Officials say the work will impact schedules at hospitals and offices across the health network.

- Karen Anderson

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