Virus Update: 6 residents now infected

The Town issued another update, upping the count of infected residents from four to six as of 10:00 am this morning.

Beyond that, the message (issued at noon) shared the same information as the prior one.

In case you missed my post yesterday evening. . . 

Beginning March 30th, the Town will switch to weekly updates. 

Again the message stresses that under medical privacy laws, they can’t reveal patients’ identities. But it reassures:

The Southborough Health Department will continue to work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to ensure any affected residents are properly monitored, quarantined and isolated per the guidelines set by MDPH. . .

Each confirmed case will be contacted by the Health Department. Those considered to have been in close contact with a confirmed case will be contacted by the Health Department with proper instructions regarding quarantine and testing.

You can more details on how Board of Health staff  is doing that in yesterday’s post.

Click here for the full message

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4 years ago

What is the SHD rationale for switching to weekly updates, when state reports cases daily and when cases in US are doubling roughly every 3 days? I think that decision should be promptly reversed.

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