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.READ MORE: 'We Want Answers': Friends Say Death Of Saugus Woman While Hiking In Arizona Needs To Be Further Investigated Body Believed To Be Missing Man Kevin Mahoney Found In Water Off Newburyport
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.MORE NEWS: Volunteers Gather To Clean Up Trash In Boston's Muddy River
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,928 new confirmed COVID cases and 33 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.