Two positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spencer

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‘Necessary precautions’ urged for all residents SPENCER — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make its presence felt in southern Worcester County, with two residents of this town having tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spencer Board of Health announced on Wednesday that two residents have tested positive for coronavirus, per […]

COVID-19 confirmed in Oxford

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Vigilance to be a ‘marathon’ effort đź“· The Citizen Chronicle file photo OXFORD — The spread of coronavirus has reached this town with confirmation that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the local and state officials. Town Manager Jennifer Callahan announced Wednesday afternoon the Town was notified […]

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Mass DPH Raises West Nile Risk Level to Moderate Statewide

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“Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, 162 communities are already considered to be at moderate risk for West Nile virus.  This is only the second time that public health officials have raised the risk level statewide.” BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced it was raising […]

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DPH: Sturbridge mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus

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Positive tests recorded in 2017, 2018 STURBRIDGE — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected locally, including one earlier this month. Jamie Terry, the interim health agent for the Town of Sturbridge, told The Citizen Chronicle there was a positive result last […]