By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – The number of communities in Massachusetts considered high risk for coronavirus infections has decreased for the sixth week in a row. As of Thursday, the number of towns in the high-risk red category is 28, down from 66 last week.

State health officials categorize cities and towns as red, green, yellow or grey based on the daily rate of Covid-19 cases.

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As of Thursday, the following communities are considered high risk:

Acushnet, Ashburnham, Blackstone, Brockton, Chicopee, Cohasset, Fall River, Freetown, Haverhill, Lakeville, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Methuen, Middleborough, New Bedford, Peabody, Plymouth, Revere, Rutland, Southampton, Southbridge, Springfield, Taunton, Templeton, West Bridgewater, Westminster and Weymouth.

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,928 new confirmed COVID cases and 33 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.

CBSBoston.com Staff