By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – Lawrence and New Bedford are the only Massachusetts cities considered high-risk for COVID-19, according to Massachusetts health officials.

This is the sixth week in a row the number of communities considered high-risk for coronavirus infections has decreased. Last week, six communities were in the high-risk red zone.

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COVID-19 weekly status map (Image Mass. DPH)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 538 new confirmed COVID cases and nine additional deaths in the state on Thursday.

CBSBoston.com Staff