In Wrentham, Uptick In Coronavirus Cases Tied To Cluster At Nursing Home

Wrentham was among the 17 towns classified at the highest risk level for COVID-19 transmission in this week's municipal testing breakdown from the Department of Public Health, and town officials there are attributing the uptick in new cases — 15 in the past two weeks — to a cluster at a nursing home.

Town administrator Kevin Sweet said in a statement that local officials feel it is "imperative residents know that these cases are tied to one cluster in one facility; however, we are taking these numbers very seriously and are urging everyone, please, to closely follow COVID-19 guidance to protect themselves and others."

"Wear your mask in public, practice social distancing from others outside your household, wash your hands frequently, and please, if you feel sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home," he said.

A cumulative total of 239 cases had been logged in Wrentham as of Wednesday. Thursday's statement from town officials did not identify the nursing home that was experiencing the cluster of COVID-19 cases.


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