BREAKING: Wilmington Has THREE Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases, 7 Under Quarantine

WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Health Director Shelly Newhouse, Wilmington now has 3 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, with 7 other residents under quarantine, as of noon on Monday, March 23, 2020. These are the town’s first positive cases since the crisis began.

Below is a reminder from the Wilmington Board of Health:

The Board of Health urges all residents to practice social distancing:
  • Stay approximately six feet away from other people.
  • Avoid large crowds and gatherings.
  • Practice good hygiene: continue to wash hands, use hand sanitizer, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow, and stay home if you are sick.

Certain people are at higher risk for serious illness from this virus. High-risk individuals include:

  • older adults
  • anyone with underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes
  • anyone with weakened immune systems, and
  • pregnant women

Individuals at higher risk should:

  • stay home and avoid situations of potential exposure
  • do not travel
  • do not attend large gatherings
  • limit time spent in public areas, and
  • do not congregate in groups of more than 10 people.

Residents should limit interactions with persons who are at higher risk for COVID-19. If you live with someone at high risk, practice social distancing. We all have personal responsibility to take care of ourselves and others, to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

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According to Wilmington Apple’s review of neighboring towns’ websites & official social media accounts, here is where surrounding communities currently stand as of Sunday, March 22:

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