First Selectman Marpe: 20 people test positive for coronavirus in Westport

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Twenty people have tested positive for coronavirus in Westport.

First Selectman Jim Marpe has declared a local civil preparedness emergency.

Marpe said 31 people were tested.

Officials say this confirms that the virus has developed a significant presence in the community.

Over the weekend, the town closed the Compo Beach playground and the parking lots to Compo and Burying Hill beaches.

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