Statement on Charlwell Nursing Home
The Health Department usually does not release information on current infectious disease in the community because it puts individual privacy rights and medical information at risk. Case numbers on the town level are not a good measure of the disease trend, as the population numbers are too small. Tracking County, State and Federal case numbers provides a more accurate view of the trend of the virus.
At this point, the positive COVID-19 cases in Norwood have reached a number where the information can be released without compromising individual’s privacy. The numbers in each community do not reflect the true nature of the COVID-19 outbreak. The numbers represent those that have been tested and have positive results for COVID-19. The approach should remain the same: Residents should adhere to social distancing and other prevention measures to help stop the spread.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting that as of April 2, 2020 there are:
8966 cases statewide
938 Norfolk County
To date, Norwood has 68 cases of COVID-19. The town will release confirmed case count on a weekly basis every Friday.
It’s important to remember that most people who are confirmed to have COVID-19 recover. For more state data, visit www.mass.gov/coronavirus.
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Buoy Health's online 24/7 tool is free for Massachusetts residents and uses current COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of public Health. Visit www.Buoy.com/mass to learn more and use the tool.
To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777
You can also call the informational and referral hotline, 211.
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