Hingham COVID-19 testing site will open soon; 47 new cases reported since Nov. 27




In the wake of a spike in the reported number of COVID-19 cases across the nation, in Plymouth County, and also in Hingham, the selectmen approved a license agreement for a temporary COVID-19 testing site at 308 Cushing St. -- the former Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant field personnel office -- with Hingham-based Mpathy, LLC.


Hingham remains in the "yellow" zone for the third consecutive week, with 47 new cases reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health today, and 82 in the last 14 days -- for a total of 551 cases since Jan. 1.


The testing site -- which is spacious for social distancing purposes and well-ventilated, with a large parking area -- could open as early as late next week, offering PCR testing (usually done through a nose or throat swab). The hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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