Thursday, October 8, 2020

Commonwealth Magazine: "Number of high-risk communities doubles"

From CommonWealth Magazine we share an article of interest for Franklin:

"THE NUMBER of Massachusetts communities considered high-risk for COVID-19 nearly doubled over the last week and the state as a whole moved much closer to the high-risk designation.

The state’s weekly breakdown of COVID-19 activity suggested the situation in Lawrence is spinning out of control, as the average daily case rate over the last two weeks rose to a high of 35.2 per 100,000 people. Lawrence has been on the state’s red list of municipalities – those with 8 or more cases per 100,000 people – since the state first began releasing the data in August.

The only community higher this week was Middleton, where the rate hit 58.1 per 100,000 people after an outbreak at the Middleton Jail and House of Correction where 139 inmates and 33 staff members tested positive. North Andover was at 34.5 per 100,000 people in its second week on the red list and Nantucket came in at 23.3 in its fourth week on the list."

Number of high-risk communities doubles
Number of high-risk communities doubles

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