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Winthrop confirms six cases of COVID-19

WINTHROP — There are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Winthrop. 

Winthrop Town Manager Austin Faison and Public Health Director Meredith Hurley announced Wednesday they received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of two additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the town’s total up to six. 

A press release from the town encouraged residents experiencing symptoms to contact the Emergency Operations Center, and a Top Hotline is available on the Winthrop Public Safety website. 

If any resident is currently under self-quarantine for symptoms or travel history, please contact the EOC at (617) 539-5848 or All information will be kept confidential.

Winthrop is streamlining the COVID-19 response effort and ensuring the continued delivery of services to residents. The EOC will remain operational until further notice and can be reached Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (617) 539-5848, or by emailing