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July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update

July 29, 2020

Consistent with an overall uptick in cases across the state, Cooley Dickinson would like to share with the community that the incidence of positive COVID cases locally also rose. Two weeks ago, the positive rate (positive tests / total tests) among people tested at Cooley Dickinson was 0.7%, but last week it was up to 1.9%.  Both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients had  increases.

Medical Director, Infection Prevention Dr. Joanne Levin said, “The percent of positive cases is an early indicator that infections may be rising in an area. We do not yet know if this is a trend that will continue, or a “blip.”  This is still far less activity than we saw a few months ago, but certainly bears watching closely. In the meantime, the best thing we can all do is wear masks, physically distance and wash our hands frequently. Despite our collective fatigue, we all need to remain vigilant.”

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