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COVID-19 Current Updates:
Confirmed Cases in the Town of Carlisle - as of January 19, 2021
Carlisle continues in an alert 'risk-category'; YELLOW.
|Confirmed Case (tested)||119|
|Case Count (in the last 14 days)||16|
|Relative Change in Case Count ( in last 14 days)*||Lower|
|Percent Positivity (in last 14 days)||2.95%|
|Change in Percent Positivity1||Lower|
Data are current as of 8am on 1/19/2021. *) Number of new cases occurring over the current two-week period (1/3/2020 – 1/16/2021) compared to the previous two-week period (12/27/2020 – 1/9/2021) . 1) Change in percent positivity compared to the previous week’s (1/14/2021) report.
A note about the numbers: Information provided from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID 19 Dashboard - updated on a weekly, or biweekly basis LINK HERE.
The Carlisle Board of Health and Town Officials continue to believe that sharing local data plays an important role in keeping the public informed about the health risks of contracting COVID-19. The above numbers are only part of the story since there are likely more cases that do not get reported or go unrecognized because the person is asymptomatic. People who are infected can transmit the virus even if they do not have symptoms.
As additional information on COVID-19 transmission has evolved, MDPH has changed its protocols on case follow-up.
- ISOLATION of a Confirmed or Probable Case has been increased from 7 to 10 days. This can be extended if symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or fever have not significantly subsided.
- QUARANTINE for Close Contacts remains at 14 days. Additionally, Close Contacts are now required to be tested. Testing is intended to provide rapid identification of a COVID infection so that further measures can be taken. However the 14-day Quarantine will remain in place regardless of testing results since someone who tested negative in the beginning may still develop symptoms later during the Quarantine period. (Note: a Close Contact is someone who was within 6 feet of a positive COVID-19 case in the 2 days prior to the onset of symptoms.)
Reference: CDC LINK HERE
For up to date information on COVID-19 updates and information of re-opening Massachusetts: LINK HERE.