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Town reports 668 newly confirmed cases over the past seven days – doubling last week’s total

  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to soar at a record pace not seen since the outbreak of the deadly virus in March of 2020. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree announced that the state Department of Public Health (DPH) has notified the town of 668 new cases over the past seven days through yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 6), bringing the overall total to 7,100 cases.

  Crabtree also noted that the DPH confirmed one additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the overall total to 88.

  Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.

  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 1,831 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 22. The ongoing surge prompted the Board of Health to adopt an indoor mask mandate this week. (See related story.)

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