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FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health updated its list of high-risk coronavirus communities tonight, September 16, and Framingham is still on the list.

This week 17 communities are on the list including Worcester.

The community with the highest rate of infection is Chelsea at 22.9 cases per day per 100,000 people over the last 14 days and has a positive test rate of 4.72%

A rate of 8.0 per day per 100,000 people places a community into the red or high-risk category.

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Framingham’s rate increased over the last week to 11.4 cases per day per 100,000 people but its rate of positive test went down to 2.88%.

Over the last 14 days, 130 individuals have tested positive in the City of Framingham.

Worcester is new to the high-risk category today with a rate of 9.5 cases per day per 100,000 people. The good news is the City’s rate of positive test is 0.87%.

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The 17 Red communities are Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, Dedham, Lynnfield, Monson, Nantucket, New Bedford, Plainville, Saugus, Tyngsborough, Winthrop, Worcester and Wrentham.

There were 13 communities last Wednesday, and only 8 the week before.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.