The town of Winthrop reports it has identified a third cluster of Covid-19 cases, this time linked to the Winthrop Golf Club, which has resulted in at least six cases among people who were there last weekend.
The town is now urging anybody who visited the club between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 to get a Covid-19 test - and to "limit their interactions" with other people until after they get back their test results, and those test results are negative.
The cases are separate from the 22 cases linked to gatherings the week before at the Elks Club and the Pleasant Park Yacht Club.
The town says it now has a Covid-19 rate of 35.4 cases per 100,000 residents - a standard measurement of Covid-19 spread even in communities with far fewer than 100,000 actual residents. The state will color any town with a rate of 8 or higher as red on its Covid-19 risk map.
The state reports 96 new cases in Winthrop over the past two weeks.