BOSTON (CBS) – The number of communities in Massachusetts considered high risk for coronavirus infections has decreased for the seventh week in a row. As of Thursday, the number of towns in the high-risk red category is 19, down from 28 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: Roxbury's Twelfth Baptist Church Opens As New COVID Vaccination Clinic Massachusetts Gas Prices Stay The Same, But 'Small Increases At The Pump' Could Be Coming
As of Thursday, the following communities are considered high risk:
Blackstone, Chicopee, Clinton, Fall River, Freetown, Hadley, Haverhill, Lawrence, Ludlow, Lynn, Methuen, New Bedford, Peabody, Plainville, Springfield, Sterling, Sutton, West Bridgewater, Weymouth.MORE NEWS: 2 Dead After New Bedford Fire, Dozens Displaced
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,410 new confirmed COVID cases and 42 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.