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Two test positive back in May and June, no other cases announced

UPDATE: The Block Island Medical Center shared updated information on the positive tests. The tests on these two individuals were not conducted on Block Island and the information about the test results was received yesterday, July 1. The information was shared upon its receipt at the Medical Center.
During the virtual Town Council meeting last night, Thursday, July 1, Block Island Medical Director Dr. Tom Warcup noted that two people on the island had tested positive for COVID-19, and that contact tracing had been completed and led to no other cases. Dr. Warcup received the information about the test results yesterday, July 1.
“There was one person that worked on the island that tested positive on May 29, 2020. All of the contact tracing was done and nothing more came from that. There was one person that visited the island and stayed at one of our hotels that tested in the middle of June. Again, all contact tracing has been done and nothing further has come out of that. Those two individuals over the months have been identified but nothing has come about it after the contract tracing,” said Warcup. He also noted “we had 18 residents tested

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