COVID-19 circumstances are spiking in Martha’s Winery, Massachusetts, however native well being officers didn’t report any hyperlink to former President Barack Obama’s sixtieth birthday bash almost two weeks in the past.
Though the variety of circumstances has risen to 158 because the Aug. 7 occasion, Tisbury well being agent and boards of well being spokesperson Maura Valley mentioned, “As of right this moment, I have not seen any circumstances linked to the Obama celebration,” in response to the Each day Mail on Friday .
Tisbury is a city positioned on the north finish of the island. Obama’s roughly $12 million property is positioned on the southeast finish in Edgartown, the place Janet Hathaway, assistant to the well being board, shared related information earlier this week.
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Obama’s Saturday night time birthday celebration had a large visitor listing of a whole bunch of individuals, together with celebrities, however attendees had been pressed to adhere to Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention public well being protocols . Nonetheless, it obtained a substantial amount of scrutiny, significantly after a video posted to social media confirmed Obama dancing and not using a face protecting on the Hawaiian luau-themed celebration.
The controversy brewed by the boozy occasion apparently has made individuals throughout the political sphere, significantly Democrats, hesitant to throw related kinds of events, Politico reported on Friday .
Again on the island, the surge in COVID-19 circumstances has a number of cities imposing new masks mandates . Martha’s Winery Hospital officers say sufferers, together with these unrelated to COVID-19, are filling up emergency room house in a means not seen because the starting of the pandemic.
Whereas it’s nonetheless doable a hyperlink to Obama’s party could possibly be discovered, time for that’s operating out as most estimates of the incubation interval for COVID-19 vary as much as 14 days.
“We nonetheless have contact tracing happening, however I believe if there have been circumstances popping up from the celebration, we would be seeing them already,” Valley mentioned.