Town reports 623 newly confirmed cases over the past seven days, five new deaths
For the second consecutive week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in town surpassed 600. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree announced that the state Department of Public Health (DPH) has notified the town of 623 new cases over the past seven days through yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 13), bringing the overall total to 7,723 cases since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020. This marked the second-highest total of COVID-19 cases reported in the town – just a week after the town reported 668.
Crabtree also noted that the DPH confirmed five additional COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the overall total to 93.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said. The town manager added that the latest COVID numbers do not include positive home test results.
This week’s COVID-19 case total surpassed what was thought to be a record-setting amount last week – 446 cases.The town has reported 2,454 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 22. The ongoing surge prompted the Board of Health to adopt an indoor mask mandate last week.