33 Test Positive For COVID-19 At Nursing Home In West Yarmouth

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is monitoring a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home in West Yarmouth.

As of Monday, 24 residents and nine staff members of the Maplewood at Mayflower Place home have tested positive for the virus, a DPH spokesperson confirmed.

The majority of the 33 people are vaccinated, and are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. DPH says residents who tested positive have been offered monoclonal antibody treatment.

The first positive case was confirmed on July 10.

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Nursing homes in Massachusetts were hard hit early in the pandemic. Thousands died in facilities across the state. Nursing home populations were among the priority groups during the vaccination roll out earlier this year. As of last month, DPH says, 88% of nursing home residents are fully vaccinated and 73% of staff are fully vaccinated.