The latest weekly Massachusetts community-level data on the coronavirus pandemic, including the city-by-city COVID-19 risk assessment map, shows vast red swaths as 121 communities are now considered to be at the highest risk of transmitting the virus. virus, an increase of 44 from last week.
That means more than a third of the state’s 351 communities are in the red zone on the map. Fifty-four communities joined the list this week, while 10 left it. And 15 communities that have consistently been in the red will have to return to Phase 3, Step 1 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan.
This week’s report from the Department of Public Health includes new data on COVID-19 outbreaks and the origins of new cases, showing nearly 3,000 new clusters have been identified since the end of September.
The data, from the Department of Public Health, includes a breakdown of the total number of coronavirus cases in each Massachusetts city and town , as well as the new map and more data. See it here.
Las siguientes comunidades se encuentran en el nivel de riesgo más alto a partir del jueves: Abington, Acushnet, Agawam, Ashland, Athol, Attleboro, Avon, Bedford, Bellingham, Berkley, Beverly, Billerica, Blandford, Bolton, Boston , Boxford , Braintree, Bridgewater*, Brimfield, Brockton, Buckland, Canton , Chelmsford*, Chelsea , Chicopee, Clinton , Cohasset, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham , Dighton, Dover, Dracut, East Brdgewater, East Longmeadow, Everett, Fairhaven*, Fall River, Fitchburg, Foxborough, Framingham, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Gloucester, Granby, Hanover, Hanson, Haverhill, Hingham, Holliston, Holyoke, Hubbardston, Hudson, Kingston*, Lakeville, Lawrence, Leicester, Leominster, Littleton, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Mansfield, Marlborough, Marshfield, Medford, Mendon, Methuen, Middleton, Milford, Nahant, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, North Andover*, North Attleborough, Northborough, Norton, Norwood, Palmer, Peabody, Pembroke, Plymouth, Randolph, Raynham, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Salisbury, Saugus, Seekonk, Shrewsbury, Somerset*, Southborough, Springfield, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Wareham, Webster, West Boylston, West Bridgewater, West Springfield, Westborough, Westfield, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester y Wrentham.
Asterisks indicate that a local institution represents at least 11 cases in the community and those cases represent 30% or more of the total cases in the community during the last two weeks.
Because they have been on the list for three consecutive weeks, the following communities must move to Step 1 of Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan beginning Monday: Abington, Berkley, Canton, East Longmeadow, Fairhaven, Fall River, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Marshfield, Milford, Pembroke, Rockland, Wakefield, and Weymouth.
There are 121 cities and towns shaded red on this map, a 57% increase from last week’s map. There were 77 communities on that map, which included data from October 4 to 17, an increase of 14 communities from the previous week.
Estas 54 comunidades son nuevas en la lista desde la semana pasada: Agawam, Athol, Bedford, Bellingham, Beverly, Billerica, Blandford, Bolton, Braintree, Bridgewater *, Brimfield, Cohasset, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dighton, Dover, Dracut, East Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Foxborough, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Granby, Hubbardston, Lakeville, Leominster, Littleton, Mansfield, Medford, Mendon, Nahant, Nantucket, Newburyport, North Attleborough, Northborough, Norton, Palmer, Peabody, Salisbury, Southborough, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Townsend, Wareham, West Boylston, West Springfield, Westborough, Westwood, Whitman, Wilmington y Winchester
And Amherst, Auburn, Dartmouth, East Bridgewater, Holbrook, Littleton, Nantucket, Southborough and Sunderland have dropped to the highest risk level since last week.
New data on COVID outbreaks in Mass.
This week, Gov. Charlie Baker said the latest report would include “more data on COVID outbreaks and where new cases are coming from.”
That data shows that 2,945 coronavirus outbreaks have been detected between September 27 and October 24. The vast majority have been associated with households and have given rise to 8,208 confirmed cases.
The state defines clusters as at least two cases of COVID-19 associated with a location, and believes the information is useful in knowing where people are getting infected.
As of September 27, all but 238 of the identified groups were associated with households. Long-term care facilities have the following number of groups, 59.