BOSTON (CBS) – Forty communities in Massachusetts are now considered high risk for coronavirus infections. The state released an updated color-coded map and data on Wednesday based on average positive test rates.

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Based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city or town has been designated as a higher risk (red), moderate risk (yellow), or lower risk (green) community. Communities with fewer than 5 cases are not given a designation.

As of Wednesday, communities in the red zone include: Acushnet, Amherst, Attleboro, Avon, Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Dartmouth, Dracut, Dudley, Everett, Framingham, Haverhill, Holyoke, Hudson, Kingston, Lawrence, Leicester, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Marlboro, Methuen, Middleton, Nantucket, New Bedford, North Andover, Plymouth, Randolph, Revere, Southboro, Southbridge, Springfield, Sunderland, Waltham, Webster, Winthrop, Woburn and Worcester.

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Last week, 23 communities were in the red category.

Holliston and Lynnfield came out of the red zone since last week’s report.

According to the Department of Public Health, compared to the previous two week period, 86% of communities have either seen improvement or no change in their average daily case numbers.

Comments (3)
  1. Lynn Holliston says:

    They are “now considered”? By what statute? But what identification? Who created the metric, the man with the large hole between his legs? The fat nurse with eyeglasses larger than her head? Isn’t WBZ also a high risk category, spreading these lies and not questioning this assault on the right to live our lives? You, WBZ, demand the US Constitution to protect these articles, but the US Constitution does not take a back seat to any “new normal”. Now shut up, WBZ, and start questioning these fake models that is nothing but fear mongering.

  2. Lynn Holliston says:

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    1. Bahska says:

      Says the person who makes a new account everyday just to comment on these stories and doesn’t realize how obvious it is that its the same person xD

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